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> Install Multiboot Problem, Windows XP/Debian
post May 22 2004, 06:41 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I had windows xp, and wanted to be able to boot it or debian.
I evidently wasn't paying enough attention during the install, for it put grub in the master boot record.
It won't recognize xp due to ntfs.
Any ideas on how I can make it able to boot xp?
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post May 22 2004, 08:43 PM
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Its GNU/

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ummm, I don't think thats actually your problem. Grub should be on the master boot record of your primary drive. Than you just need to chain load to the windows boot loader, it doesn't matter than its NTFS. So if you have windows on your master drive (hda) and linux on your slave (hdb) than you need to have a boot entry like this in your /etc/grub.conf file.

title windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +

than it will load up windows. Now if your main windows partition isn't on the first partition of your master drive you will need to adjust the numbers (hd0,0). In grub the first of anything is zero, so keep that in mind.

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