Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together
Posted May 26, 2004 16:47 UTC (Wed) by horen
Parent article: Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together
An alternative -- one which I chose to use -- is to "bite the bullet" and add an additional hard drive, devoted solely-to and onto-which your Windows installation will be placed.
I took an old 5.1GB Seagate drive (IDE), and jumpered it as the second drive (slave/hdb). Next, I disconnected the 80-pin ribbon cable from the first drive (master/hda), put a *legal* Windows/XP CD in the CDROM, and then rebooted the host.
Following the successful installation, I halted the host, reconnected the ribbon cable to the first/master drive and then booted the host. Since I have been using GRUB, it booted right into FC/2. I then added the following stanza to /boot/grub/grub.conf:
title Windows XP Pro [Hebrew-enabled]
map (hd0,0) (hd1,0)
map (hd1,0) (hd0,0)
Use the command "info grub" to learn about the map, rootnoverify, and chainloader commands.
Finally, reboot your host and, when the GRUB splashscreen appears, move the cursor down to the "Windows" entry and press return.
It works like a champ, for me; should for you, too.
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