[syslinux] Windows on IDE, Linux on SCSI, bad BIOs can syslinux help?

Geert Stappers 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

Geert Stappers

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