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Dual Booting Linux RedHat 8.0 and Windows 2000 Professional On Two Seperate Harddrives

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Hello,
   I recently created a dual booting system using RH 8.0 and W2k. I have two seperate harddrives: RH 8.0 on the primary master, and W2K on the secondary master. When I boot up redhat comes up and gives me the option of booting to Rh or windows. It will boot to redhat just fine, but when i try to boot to windows it just simply restarts my computer. If I unplug the primary master (linux) then windows will boot up just fine. Here is the contents of my device.map and grub.conf:

device.map
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(fd0) /dev/fd0
(hd0) /dev/hda
(hd1) /dev/hdc
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grub.conf:
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default=0
timeout=10
splashimage = (hd0,0)/grub/splash.xmp.gz

title RedHat Linux 8.0 (2.4.18-14)
   root(hd0,0)
   kernal /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/hdb=ide -scsi
   initrd -2.4.18-14.img

title Windows 2000 Professional
  map(hd0)(hd1)
  map(hd1)(hd0)
  makeactive
  rootnoverify(hd1,0)
  chainloader +1
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Can anyone tell me what exactly i am doing wrong and present some code to fix this. If you need anymore information I will be more than happy to give it to you.

Thanks
   J M M I S I T I

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I have a similar setup and it works fine.  The only thing I see that's different is that there are spaces between "map", "(hd0)", and "(hd1)" and likewise in the next line in the Windows boot stanza.

Hope this helps...
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One other thing, the "makeactive" and "rootnoverify (hd1,0)" lines appear in the reversr e order, namely:

title     Windows
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

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thats a lot, a very simple solution i would have never noticed
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