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Re: etch + xp

On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 05:10 +0530, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
> Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:
> > 
> > But I want to install XP in another disk, different from which etch is
> > installed. So XP will install its own bootmanager into the mbr of this
> > different disk. Am I wright? Remember that I can tell the bios from what
> > disk the system boots. I gues I can use this in order to make the system
> > boot from the second disk, where XP is being installed, making XP ignore
> > the disk where etch is installed.
> > 
> 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.


I followed your advice step by step, and now I have a dual boot system,
etch + xp, which works pretty well. Thanks a lot!


Marcelo Chiapparini

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