sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Mar 5 21:47:37 PST 2006
I found a need to install another drive win2k on my desktop, and now I'm
trying to get Grub configured for dual booting. I've done this in the path,
but something odd is happening now....
The box has 3 physical drives in it. It's booting off an IDE drive
(/dev/hda1), which translates to (hd0,0). I have a SATA drive that gets
mounted and used for file storage only. Now, I've added another IDE drive as
a slave (on the primary IDE controller - same as the first ide drive).
So, as I understand grub, my second IDE drive should be (hd1,0) (first
partition is Windows). So I set up grub like so:
title = Windows 2000
And this didn't work - it displayed the grub contents on screen to me, and
halts - with no errors indicated.
So, I went into the grub shell and tried to use tab-completion to find what
drives I have available:
grub> root (hd
Possible disks are: hd0 hd1 hd2
Well, hd0 is my main hard drive, and hd1 and hd2 are the sata drive, and the
new(er) slave IDE drive - but which is which?
I tried to edit the rootnoverify line in the grub config to use hd2, and now
get an Error 13 - something about a file not in executable format. So, hd2
gives *some* response, but hd1 doesn't. (btw, I did try to use simply
"root (hd2,0)" - but this resulted in another grub specific error).
If it helps, Win2K was installed by disconnecting all the drives except the
slave - and made that one a master for the period of time needed to install.
Anyone have any tips? Thanks.
More information about the clug-talk