Questions with dual-boot setup.
josh at wavefood.com
Mon Oct 25 23:53:51 UTC 2004
David Le wrote:
>I have 2 separated disks and 1 PC.
>-Disk 1 installed Windows XP originally.
>-Disk 2 installed FC1 by me separately.
>Currently, I have to swap between Disk 1 and Disk 2
>when I boot-up my PC. It is very inconvenient so I
>want to setup dual-boot such that I am able to select
>the OS at the boot-up time and, in the futre, I can
>always switch back to single boot with Windows XP disk
>I'm not sure if Linux boot loader will change any
>thing on the master boot record of Disk1 (Windows XP)
>such that I cannot boot Disk1 without Disk2 attached?
>I still need Disk 1 for other critical tasks so I'd
>like to leave Disk 1 untouched as much as I can.
>Your answer is appreciated.
I think you can just leave fedora as disk one, XP as disk two.
Add to the bottom of /boot/grub/grub.conf;
That should give you a boot menu option to boot XP on disk2.
It will not change anything on your XP disk.
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