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Re: [vox-tech] grub questions



On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 03:03:51PM -0700, Matt Roper wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 05:41:03PM -0400, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> ...
> >    title		Windows NT/2000/XP
> >    root		(hd1,0)
> >    savedefault
> >    makeactive
> >    chainloader	+1
> > 
> > I'd like to put "boot" at the end of the Win2k stanza, but when I type
> > "boot" at the grub prompt, it tells me that the kernel needs to load
> > before booting (huh?).
> 
> I don't think you want "boot" at the end of Win2K because, despite
> the appearance, GRUB does not really boot windows.  It doesn't know
> anything about starting up the Windows kernel, so it just delegates this
> responsibility the windows boot loader which is (in your example) on
> the boot sector of (hd1,0).  The Windows boot loader then takes care of
> figuring out what/where the Windows kernel is, how to launch it, what
> filesystems to use, and other stuff like that.  In your Linux stanzas,
> Grub will actually execute the kernel and pass it all the parameters it
> needs to start up.

This actually looks fine the way it is (that's what my system says,
and it works). You don't need more commands to boot Windows.

However:
 * Does grub support SATA? Does the Win2k bootloader?
 * Do you have the partition entry for Win2k correct (particularly the
   disk number (hd1)?

> > Also, I understand how Grub addresses drives and partitions.  What
> > exactly does it mean when you have a letter at the end of a drive /
> > partition like (hd0,0,a)?  The docs call "a" a "slice".  Never heard of
> > a slice in this context before.
> 
> I believe this is a scheme used by BSD (and maybe other OS's?) to
> make sub-partitions inside of the top-level partitions.  I don't
> know the details, but you shouldn't need to worry about it on a pure
> Linux/Windows system.

What he said.

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