Dual boot woes

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Baby Hen
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Dual boot woes

Post by davermont » Sat Oct 13, 2007 20:18

Here's the problem: I have sda, which has Windows XP on it and sdb, which has Sabayon installed on it. I installed GRUB to the MBR on sdb and switched the driver order in the BIOS. I've never had a problem making this work before, but I can't seem to boot to Windows now. Here's the menu.lst that Sabayon generated at installation time:

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# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /kernel-genkernel real_root=UUID=f5cba4d6-54bb-42a6-b341-6bf64fc9b4dd
#          initrd /initramfs-genkernel
title Sabayon Linux x86-64 3.4 Mini Edition
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.22-sabayon  dolvm2 root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk=8192 real_root=UUID=f5cba4d6-54bb-42a6-b341-6bf64fc9b4dd  quiet  init=/linuxrc splash=silent,theme:sabayon vga=791 CONSOLE=/dev/tty1 pci=nomsi
        initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.22-sabayon
title Windows x86_64
        rootnoverify (hd1,4)
        chainloader +1
One thing I don't understand is that GRUB refers to my Linux drive as hd0. I thought GRUB always referred to drives in the same order, irrespective of their order in the BIOS. Any help would be appreciated.

Growing Hen
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Re: Dual boot woes

Post by rand.a » Sat Oct 13, 2007 22:27

Why did you switch the drive order in the BIOS? That just makes Grub get confused.

Post your 'fdisk -l' output so we have a reference, kinda hard to work in the blind.

Also, it'd be nice to know what the actual error is.

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