Hey guys - im a new poster

but i see that many of the problems in the forms are about dual booting XP and backtrack, using some of ur posts and some ingenuity, ive fiured out a fool proof method for accessing BT, WinXP, Fedora... Whatever you want across as many hard disks as you like.

Step 1:

Obtain a copy og GRUB4DOS and the GUI frontend WINGRUB
Here at their sourceforge web page. http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/

Step 2:
Install Win Grub, and using
[Menu]
Tools->Install
Install Wingrub to boot.ini
It'll automatically update boot.ini for you and give you a c:\grub\ folder where all the files will reside.

Step 3:
Using
[MENU]
Tools->Partition List
Arrange your partitions in the same order as your bios see's them

Code:
If you dont know what order that is, reboot, open your bios [F12 or Del usually] and look for Advanced options or something like that
You'll see a section where you can setup the boot drive order open it and write down the order but dont change anything
Step 4: (ASSUMES YOU HAVE FORMATTED PARTITIONS ETC)
Code:
Step 1. - From the prompt in root

Code:

cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,etc,home,lib,root,sbin,usr,var,opt,pentest} /mnt/hda3 mkdir /mnt/hda3/{boot,mnt,proc,sys,tmp} cp /boot/boot/vmlinuz /mnt/hda3/boot mount --bind /dev /mnt/hda3/dev mount -t proc proc /mnt/hda3/proc chroot /mnt/hda3 /bin/bash


Step 2. - Installing Lilo

Code:

liloconfig


follow the GUI - choose simple, your resollution and install [SUPERBLOCK]

Lilo will complain and fail but do not worry!


Code:

nano /etc/lilo.conf


change

Code:

label = back|track 
root = current 
read-write

[AND AT THE TOP OF THE FILE, boot=/dev/hdx
WHERE X IS THE DISK THAT BT IS INSTALLED ON]

save and exit

now

Code:

lilo [-M /dev/hdx]
[MAKE SURE x HERE IS THE SAME AS IN THE lilo.conf FILE]


it should then say,

added back|track (and poss added Windows if you are dual booting)

Step 3.

unmount - reboot - [LOG INTO WINDOWS]

Now you're on your own.
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From Katch's post here

Step 5:

Open c:\grub\device.map in wordpad

device.map saved the drive order you did before, so look for the /dev/hdx you put into lilo.conf and installed lilo on.

Now open c:\grub\menu.lst in wordpad

do an Edit->Select All, Delete to get rid of all that crap and put in this entry

Code:
timeout 40

title BackTrack
root (hdx) <--x is the disk NUMBER from device.map
chainloader +1
Close the doc, and save.

Reboot

When NTLDR comes up, choose

Start GRUB

Then Backtrack and voila - ur into lilo just hit enter on backtrack and welcometo the world of linux.

PEACE

BBT