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Linuxhelp _ Life after Windoze _ 2 hard drives for dual boot ubuntu/XP

Posted by: Godeszila May 17 2011, 12:53 PM

thanks in advance for the help, and please give me all instructions in your best "for dummy's" version.

I have 2 SATA hard drives. Drive 0 has Windows XP, and is labeled Drive H: (I have no Idea why, but I understand that now I cannot change it to C)
Drive 1 has Ubuntu. Both Drives/systems boot if I go into the bios and indicate which drive I wish to use. I don't want to use the bios. How can I make this a dual boot system?

I found the boot options in windows and got the boot screen to give me a choice between XP and Ubuntu, but when I select Ubuntu it boots XP anyway.

This is what my boot.ini currently looks like-
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(1)disk(1)rdisk(1)partition(1)\root="Ubuntu" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

I did a lot of web research and then tried my best.... I didn't find much on dual boot using two drives.

thanks again for the help.

Posted by: michaelk May 17 2011, 06:37 PM

You need to add windows to your grub menu. No mention of what ubuntu version but will assume the latest and therefore using grub2.

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