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Re: [vox-tech] grub questions - FIXED!!!
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Re: [vox-tech] grub questions - FIXED!!!

On Tue 10 Aug 04,  1:30 PM, Bryan Richter <btrichter@ucdavis.edu> said:
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 01:40:58PM -0400, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > 1. Windows indeed wants to be the first drive (hd0).
> > 
> > ...
> > 
> >       title    Windows NT/2000/XP
> >       map (hd0) (hd1)
> >       map (hd1) (hd0)
> >       rootnoverify (hd1,0)
> >       savedefault
> >       makeactive
> >       chainloader +1
> > 
> >    or by:
> > 
> >       title   WinXP 0x80<->0x81+hd1
> >       map (0x81) (0x80)
> >       map (0x80) (0x81)
> >       rootnoverify (hd1,0)
> >       makeactive
> >       chainloader +1
> > 
> > 
> > 6c1. Another way is to:
> > 6c2. Put Grub on the MBR of the Win2k SATA drive.
> > 6c3. Have BIOS boot SATA first.
> > 6c4. And use the Grub stanzas above, without using the map command since
> >    Win2k will already be the first drive.
> > 
> I've been burnt by this before, so I'd like to restate it:
> As of Windows XP, Windows _needs to be on the first drive_. :) I concur
> with the method you list above (6c1 through 6c4); that's how I always
> did it.
> I guess we found a use for GRUB, though, in the ability to remap
> drives. :) Maybe I'll have to try it out when I build Gentoo...
> -Bryan

I had some trouble doing option 6.  Grub kept printing "Grub" over and
over and over and over.

Unfortunately, I can't afford any more time on this, so for now, I'll
keep the PATA drive in the computer and run Grub off of it.  At least I
can boot into both operating systems now, and if worse comes to worse,
I'll find a use for the 80GB PATA drive other than to hold a boot
sector.  :-)

I'll have more time to spend on this in a few weeks.  I'm just happy
things work at this point!


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