Dual Boot problem, 2 HDDs 1-XPpro 2-FC5
Posted 23 April 2007 - 12:00 AM
I did choose for GRUB to be in MBR.
2nd drive shows Slave as empty with RAW file type.
What do I do next? Thanks greatly.
Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:38 AM
What utility did you use to view the second drive? If from within Windows Computer Management, undersand that Windows does not see the partitions as you would expect.
What type of filesystem did you select during the FC5 installation? The default?
Are both your hard drivers IDE drives or one or both sata drives?
Let us know if this helps.
Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:36 AM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 09:33 AM
So now you have Grub booting, but with an error, as both drives are not set up in the /boot/device.map file for Grub.
Try getting back into rescue mode and chroot, then try;
grub-install --recheck /dev/hda
...and see what happens when you reboot.
All this assumes that the second hard drive is primary slave, as you said.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:28 AM
After booting to the command menu;
then when you get to a command line, after making sure you are root user;
The syntax is also very important, so check it carefully.
grub-install (space) --recheck (space) /dev/hda
Do you mean that you get the Windows safe mode by pushing f8 while the system is booting, or otherwise?
Look at this thread for a detailed synopsis.