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Re: [vox-tech] dual booting with win2k woes
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Re: [vox-tech] dual booting with win2k woes

Windoze 2000 loader expects the OS to reside on the primary drive.  GOD 
complex.... primary master or nothing at all.... 

I would install grub as your boot loader as it has more functionality.  You 
may be able to use the map= function in /boot/grub/grub.conf to remap the 
drives to "fool" doze into thinking it is the primary drive..


grub-install /dev/hda

Here would be my suggestion using map in a grub.conf

title Windoze 
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd2,0)
chainloader +1

This will probably work in grub.conf.  From what I have read on this matter 
Windoze may see the other drive(s) (Linux) and stall or delay boot.... 
wanting to own the entire system and all.  You can disable the drive in doze 
Control panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager - Under Disk Drives right click 
on the Linux drive and disable it..  With grub you can also hide a drive, see 
the hide attribute of grub.

Good Luck

On Wednesday 19 November 2003 08:34, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> i created a linux/win2k dual boot and kept lilo as my bootloader.  a
> search on google shows that this is possible.  linux boots fine, but
> win2k doesn't boot from lilo.  here's how i created the dual boot:
> 1. system already had linux on hda and hdb
> 2. unplugged hda and hdb completely.
> 3. installed a new hdc.
> 3. installed win2k on hdc.
> 4. plugged hda and hdb back in.
> 5. added this to lilo.conf and ran lilo:
>    other=/dev/hdc1
>       label=win2k
> 6. linux boots fine.
> 7. whenever i boot "win2k", i get:
>    boot: win2k
>    loading win2k
>    A disk error occured
>    Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to restart
> other info
> ==========
> * fdisk shows only one partition, of type NTFS, on hdc as expected.
> * fdisk shows linux partitions on hda and hdb as expected.
> * "mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/other" correctly mounts my C drive.
> * i did not enable NTFS write in the kernel.
> any suggestions on how to boot win2k from lilo?

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