Windows Linux Two Hard Disks menu lst

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I have dual-booted Fedora 8 and MS Vista. They are on separate disks. Currently, neither one of them boots by itself. The only way I can boot them is by "Boot Partition" on the Super Grub Disk, which is obviously a pain (I have to have the disk in the drive).

Otherwise, if (in BIOS) I set the Windows disk as the master, it fails, saying "BOOTMGR not found." This is not surprising, because the root Windows partition is actually the third partition on the disk.

On the other hand, if I set the Linux disk as the master, the machine displays "GRUB" in the upper left hand corner of the screen and hangs. I have very carefully checked my grub.conf file and I am sure that it is correct.

The ideal situation for me is to have GRUB come up on startup, and then I decide through there whether to use Windows or Linux. However, as I said above, it's just hanging. What do I need to do to fix this problem? Please help, I feel like I'm almost there

First of all you need to decide which it is going to be the first hard disk (the one that boots the first in the bios). Once you have done that you have to write your menu.lst according to this new scheme.

Let's suppose that you set Linux hard disk as the first one to boot. You will usually need to rewrite all the Linux hard disk references so that they are hd0 (first hard disk)... AND.... to be continued