[Techtalk] Installing XP without affectin Linux

David Sumbler david at aeolia.co.uk
Fri Apr 3 23:48:55 UTC 2009


I got WinXP installed OK, booted from a Knoppix CD, then chroot-ed to  
my Ubuntu root partition.

But when I run 'grub-install hd0' I get an error: "/dev/sda7: Not  
found or not a block device."

After some experimenting, I found that the problem is that when I use  
chroot the /dev/hda partitions can no longer be seen.

How can I get round this problem?

Incidentally, under Ubuntu the drive appears as /dev/sda, although in  
grub's menu.lst it is hd0, as expected.


David Sumbler

david at aeolia.co.uk

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