[syslinux] Windows on IDE, Linux on SCSI, bad BIOs can syslinux help?
stappers at stappers.nl
Sun May 14 08:33:39 PDT 2006
On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 12:43:51PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Jago Pearce wrote:
> >My problem is that I have Windows on IDE (XP) and Linux on SCSI
> >(Ubuntu). When GRUB is on the SCSI drive it can't see the IDE drive,
> >possibly because the BIOs doesn't support that. So I have to go into
> >the BIOs and change the boot order on every O/S change.
> This is what you could do with either SYSLINUX or GRUB:
> Set up a small partition (50-100 MB or so) on your IDE disk, mount it as
> /boot on your Linux, and install either GRUB or SYSLINUX/EXTLINUX on it.
> Then set your BIOS to boot from the IDE disk.
And put in the configuration file of the selected bootloader
both operating systems, something like
| label linux
| kernel vmlinux
| disk SCSI
| label wxp
| kernel xp
| disk ide
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