Dual-boot with separate HDDs.

JD 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.
> Harish
Right. Like this entry:

title Windows XP Pro
         rootnoverify (hd0,0)
         chainloader +1

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.

Good luck.

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