eponalank wrote:sorry to bum in but i have the same problem ...
how would you then go and â€œadd the option" on the grub?
Ok, I prosume that you have linux installed locally and not on a USB drive or something like kai has. If that is the case then all you need to do is add e.g:
Where "Windows XP" is just a title and you can call this anything you like and "rootnoverify (hd0,5)" is the hard disk and partition that windows is installed on. Again this will vary depending on your system setup. You will then have an extra option in grub when you reboot
kai_99992003 wrote:yeah i got xp on the local hard drive but it wont load the bootloader without plugging my xternal one with linux installed in
This is because you have installed grub onto the USB drive and the MBR in your laptop has been reset to point to your USB hard drive no to anything local. I recomend you use a bootable linux CD such as Knoppix or a Gentoo minimal live cd depending on whether you are comfy using just CLI. And then you will need to create a partition locally on your laptop, roughly 100mb, and install grub onto that which will also reset the MBR again. And configure grub to boot windows (using the same entry as I sugested above) and then change your Sabayon entry to point too the USB device. I couldnt give you more of a walkthrough im afraid because ive never had to do this myself so not 100% sure of the exact config settings needed but Google is your friend
and this will not be a hard process to do. Im also guessing that http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org
should have quite alot of information regarding this also gentoo-wiki.com will be a good place to look this up, there is HUGE amounts of information on this wiki and im sure in there somewhere you will find a HowTo.
Any problems ill see if i can give you anymore advice!