[mythtv-users] Dual Boot?
allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Mon Aug 25 21:06:17 UTC 2008
On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Drew Gilbert <gilbert.drew at gmail.com> wrote:
> Allen Edwards wrote:
>> I have my mythfrontend system working on sda but I want to be able to
>> add my wife's existing Windows XP HD on sdb as a dual boot option.
>> She has an XP machine with the same basic computer. I have verified
>> that Mythbuntu 8.04 is running on a sda and the stand alone Windows XP
>> will be on sdb. I can boot from either one by selecting it in the
>> bios setup but obviously that is not a solution.
>> Best I could figure was to add this to the boot loader:
>> title Windows XP
>> root (sdb)
>> chainloader +1
>> I get the Windows option showing up in GRUB, but I get an error
>> message when I select it.
>> But obviously I don't know what I am doing.
>> In looking for answers, pretty much people say load Windows first.
>> But I already have both loaded and on their own disks, so that doesn't
>> This seems like it should be very easy. I need to get this running
>> this week for my wife's birthday on the 27th.
>> Help on this would be appreciated. I just can't find much in the
>> ubuntu wiki or through google.
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> As you are using a different hdd you will need to map the drive so that
> Windows can boot from it. Try something like this:
> title Windows XP
> map (hd0) (hd1)
> map (hd1) (hd0)
> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
> root (hd1,0)
> chainloader +1
> Hope this helps.
Thanks drew and all the other who responded to my post. The above
worked. I was confused because of the reporting from "lshw -C disk"
listing the disks as sda and sdb
In any event, it took everything above to get it to work. I also
changed the disk order so that ishw reported the linux disk as sda
with and without the Windows disk being connected.
Again, thanks to all who replied, especially Drew.
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