Duel Boot Fedora Core 6 and Windows XP

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by TobyKy76, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. TobyKy76

    TobyKy76 New Member

    Trying to set up a duel boot. I have one HDD with Fedora Core 6 and a seperate HDD with Windows XP installed. I'm just wondering how to go about setting up the duel boot. I have the HDD with FC6 set as master and the Windows HDD set as slave. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. I'm still fairly new to the linux world so be gentle :D

    PS
    Would it be better to have both HDD's plugged in and re-install FC6 on the master drive? I'm not too far along with my installation to start over. I wouldn't be losing any valuable information if I go this route.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That would be the easiest way.
    Otherwise, you could boot from a Live-CD such as Knoppix and try to configure GRUB with the update-grub command. But this might get a little bit complicated.
     
  3. TobyKy76

    TobyKy76 New Member

    Ok thanks. I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't mess up the Windows HDD. I don't have the Win XP disk to re-install that one. Dell bought about 2 years ago. Didn't ship the Win XP disks with it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2007
  4. TobyKy76

    TobyKy76 New Member

    Ok re-installed last night with Win XP drive connected as slave. Installation went smooth. Now when the grub menu comes on and I select "other" I get an error that says:

    Code:
    Error 21: The selected does not exist
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's in /boot/grub/menu.lst?
     
  6. TobyKy76

    TobyKy76 New Member

    /boot/grub/menu.lst:

    Code:
    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
    # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
    #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    #          root (hd0,0)
    #          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
    #          initrd /initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/hda
    default=0
    timeout=20
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
    	root (hd0,0)
    	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    	initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img
    title Windows XP
    	rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    	chainloader +1
    
    I edited the timeout value and the "title Windows XP" value. Do I need to add the line:

    Code:
    map (hd0,0)
    map (hd1,0)
    under "rootnoverify" or under "Windows XP"??
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I don't see an entry for "Other" in your menu.lst... :confused:
     
  8. TobyKy76

    TobyKy76 New Member

    I changed it from "other" to "Windows XP". Shouldn't be that big of deal right? I mean it just shows what the "other" OS is. Of course, if it does matter, than that might be why I am getting a crash. Will try tonight when I get home.

    On a side note: I did successfully get a duel boot working with Ubuntu and Windows XP (same HDD). If I can't get Fedora to duel boot correctly, I will seet it up for my computer that I'm building and use it for the main OS. Just some options rattling around in my head :rolleyes:
     

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