multiboot

By frontwards
Jul 1, 2004
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  1. alright, i just installed Mandrake 10.0 on my computer. i also have windows xp on a seperate drive. i am having a hard time figuring out how to boot mandrake from the windows boot screen or windows from the mandrake boot screen.
    i edited the boot.ini file in windows to look like this....
    [boot loader]
    timeout=-1
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Pro: yep" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Pro: safe mode" /fastdetect /safeboot:network
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Pro: bootlog & sos" /fastdetect /bootlog /sos
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\boot="Mandrake Linux"

    but when i select "mandrake linux" from the boot screen i get an error.

    ideally i would like to boot from the linux boot screen every time, but i can't get linux to recognize my hard drive with windows on it. the hard drive that has windows on it is a seagate SATA drive, which probably has something to do with it.

    does anyone have any suggestions?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

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