Dual-boot with separate HDDs.
jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 15:27:17 UTC 2010
On 07/12/2010 09:12 PM, Harish Pillay wrote:
>> My main Linux box has suffered a motherboard failure. I am contemplating
>> just moving the HDD to the XP machine and setting up dual boot. If this
>> isn't satisfactory, then it's a new motherboard. I could boot by selecting
>> the desired disk using BIOS. Is it possible have GRUB select the OS (disk)
>> at boot-up and go from there?
> Yes it is possible. What you may want to do is to make the drive you
> are putting into the machine the 1st drive that will boot from. Then you
> can edit the /etc/grub.conf file to add a few more entries to point to the
> other drive with XP.
Right. Like this entry:
title Windows XP Pro
except, assuming you made the windows disk id to be the second disk as
far as bios is concerned,
you will need to change hd0 to hd1.
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