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Dual Booting Fedora Core 2-WinXP on two HDD

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I have two HDD, and have two OS as well, I wish to dualboot it...

sda - Maxtor 120Gb U-ATA - Win XP Pro
hda - Maxtor 40Gb SATA - Fedora Core 2

My GRUB boot loader is installed on my hda, the problem is, I cannot bring the boot priority for my hda up into my boot priority list in my BIOS.

In my BIOS, my priority boot is as such

1) Floppy
2) CD-ROM
3) sda

and in my list of choices, i have only these three to choose from as well. My hda doesn't turn up in the priority list, although the BIOS succesfully detects the hda.

As long as I can't boot the hda first, I can't actually test my GRUB loader, and dual-boot my system.

For now, my "dual boot" is actually manually plugging out the unwanted drive, and leaving my hda in, to "force boot" it.

Please help.....
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by:marcoakr
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Try upgrading your bios to the latest version.
Good luck
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by:knollbert
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Install grub onto sda  then have it boot to hda when I get home i'll post an example
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by:djspinnet
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my BIOS is the latest one, and i don't have a choice to select whether to install GRUB onto sda

i wanted to try installing GRUB on sda but fedora gave me no choice
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run
grub

root (hd0,0)     # the harddrive and partition that currently has the /boot/grub/  folder
setup (hd1)     # your SATA drive enter  right drive number



make sure /boot/grub/grub.conf has something similar to this
title Windows NT / Windows 95 boot menu
#:1 <-- type: 0 => linux, 1 => windows, 2 => other
      rootnoverify (hd0,1)                  #harddrive 1 partitions 2 = /dev/sda5  for me( goofy windoze installed its self on extended partition) (loaction of windoze)
      makeactive
      chainloader +1
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by:djspinnet
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i tried, didn't work too
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by:knollbert
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What happens
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