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Re: etch + xp

On Tue, 2007.10.02 05:10, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
> The safest way to do this:
> Disconnect your disk with linux (hdc)
> Install windows as you normally would on your other hard disk (hdd). The 
> windows installer will write its boot loader onto the master boot record of 
> hdd.
> After windows is installed and working, reconnect your linux disk (hdc).
> Ensure that the boot order in bios is set to boot from hdc. Boot into 
> linux, edit '/boot/grub/menu.lst' and add an entry for windows:
> title		Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> root		(hd1,0)
> savedefault
> makeactive
> map		(hd0) (hd1)
> map		(hd1) (hd0)
> chainloader	+1
> The 'map' lines are required because windows can only boot from the first 
> hard disk.

If I recall correctly, the map commands are not necessary with Windows XP: it 
can be located on another drive than the first.

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