[Techtalk] Re-installing GRUB, dual boot win2k

Meredydd meredydd at everybuddy.com
Thu Jun 5 21:01:26 EST 2003

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to having Reply-To: set to the mailing list is to use Reply All. However, 
since Linuxchix upgraded its version of mailman, there's now a subscription 
option along the lines of "avoid duplicate mails", which doesn't send you a 
copy of the mail from the ML if you're already on the To:/CC: list - you 
probably want to try that.


On Wednesday 04 June 2003 20:12, Tracey Grrl Geek wrote:
> I have asked before, so as a friendly reminder, Please do not cc me on
> replies to list mail. I receive the list mail, so a cc to me means I get
> duplicate messges. Merci.
> Thanks to all the people who have responded so far! To clarify - I am not
> looking to set up LILO, I would rather keep GRUB. When I get home I'll
> post my /etc/fstab. Briefly, the problem seems to be that Linux is on
> hdb. I have made sure that both Windows on hda and Linux on hdb are
> within the first 8G of their respective drives. Do I need to put the
> /boot partition on the first drive hda, is that where my problem lies? It
> is currently the first parition on hdb (hdb0).
> Pat had written:
> > I have a 40GB drive
> Your situation is different than mine. You have all partitions on one
> disk. As I said, I have two disks. Windows on hda (c:) and Linux on hdb,
> and that is why I am having difficulty. However, I saw your second
> message with the instructions for linux.bin and boot.ini. I had done
> this, but I will look in my boot.ini to see if it has the "C:\linux.bin="
> line.
> Carla: I'm not sure that I need to make the 2nd drive the boot drive
> (which I believe my bios can do). I had followed the instructions for
> setting up GRUB to boot Windows & Linux. It will not boot Windows (it
> just comes back to the GRUB menu). When that failed I followed the
> instructions to have the NT boot loader boot either. The NT boot loader
> will not boot Linux (I get "GRUB" and nothing else I think). GRUB will
> not load Windows (and I have put in all the correct settings, I can copy
> them to the list when I get home).
> If necessary, I can make hdb the boot drive, and do the map thing.
> However, this discussion gives me an idea of listing the boot order as
> HDD0
> HDD1
> Hm, I will try that and see what happens. However, the problem is
> happening after the bios passes control over to the boot loader. At least
> I have a few options for troubleshooting, so thanks everyone :)

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