Wingrub instead of Grub

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This is a extra reference to the Multiboot Article.

Here I will show you how to configure WinGrub to load Mac OS X and Windows. Please read the Multiboot Article before reading this reference.

[edit] Installation

[edit] Install WinGrub

Download WinGrub from the Wingrub site. Install it and also read the User Guide.

[edit] Configure WinGrub

I assume that you have read the User Guide, or know how to use WinGrub (it's quite different to the Linux Grub).

Create a menu item named "Mac OS X".
Type the following:-
Root(hd0,1)[Enter] Chainloader +1

Create another menu item named "Windows".
Type the following:-
Root(hd0,0) [Enter] Chainloader +1

[edit] Configure WinGrub for Linux

This method should work for any Linux Distribution.

Create a menu item named "Linux". Type the following:- Root(hd0,2) Chainload +1

Note Sorry that my reference does not teach you exactly how to use WinGrub. Even I get muddled trying to sort out the grand features available. Just try this at first, and experiment later. I would be grateful to anyone who can edit this article and make it more informative. It will be a help to all.

Article by AnonySomeone, edited by TrevC

The above method didn't work for me. This was my method of getting WinGrub to work. I had actually installed OS X first on the first partition and then later installed XP on the second partition, which was my active partition. I had a bios that supported installing past the 1024 cylinder. I installed WinGrub and edited the list menu - right click and select edit

Your menu should read as follows:

title Windows at (hd0,1) ##Note: if Windows in on the first partition then it should be hd(0,0)
root (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

title OSX at (hd0,0)
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Then close the list menu editor and choose file save. Now shut down and you should have a OS selector menu that works.

-bkmarks .

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