running a dual boot

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running a dual boot

Postby Bernini on Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:32 pm

so while ive been turned off by windows as of late... i have a 2nd 80gig hd that i installed xp on... for main purpose of playing games... i figure its a little bit easier than wine and also with wine its not 100% that u can even get the game to run always or so ive heard...

right now ive this 2nd windows drive plugged into the secondary IDE slave cable... which i wouldnt imagine to be an impossible problem... although when i try to access the drive i get an error msg saying that it cant mount the drive, but then it gives me access to look at it anyway...

then there is grub... here a look at my menu.lst file

title Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet

title Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title Linux Mint 6, kernel Last successful boot
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/last-good-boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash last-good-boot
quiet

title Linux Mint 6, memtest86+
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

title Windows XP (Hold on to your butts!)
root (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

i cut out all the comment lines and left it with the active lines... right now it wont recognize the windows partition as an active boot partition... im running felecia with i386 architecture, if this file looks right what other config files might i have to edit?
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Re: running a dual boot

Postby spet on Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:11 pm

Could you post the error and the output from
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dmesg|tail -n 25
run in a terminal?

As for the Windows I guess you're unable to boot it(?) Try
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title Windows XP (Hold on to your butts!)
root (hd1,1)
makeactive
chainloader +1
instead. As far as I know the chainloading feature only works when booting from the partition, not the MBR of the drive.
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