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I have two disks. One contains windows and is a SATA-drive. The other one contains Foresight Linux and is a IDE-drive. Now I have installed extlinux as the bootloader for Foresight Linux.

Now I want to chainload it with the windows bootloader so I can boot both. In the bios I can only choose the SATA-drive to boot.

Can this be working and if so, how can I do this. I tried to use Easybsd but then the only thing I can see is boot error.

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Is there a reason why you'd want to use the Windows bootloader specifically? If you install grub or syslinux on the SATA drive, you can create a menuentry for the Windows as well as the Linux systems--actually, other OS-bootloaders are, in most cases, automatically detected and configured. Otherwise, if you still prefer to stick with the Windows bootloader you might want to look for a solution on their websites...something like msdn.

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you might be able to use a third-party software like EasyBCD –  ILMostro_7 Mar 23 '13 at 1:07
    
Like I said I did try easybcd but that one seems not to be able to boot extlinux. I get Always a boot error. –  Roelof Wobben Mar 23 '13 at 8:24
    
@RoelofWobben, you boot linux directly, skipping extlinux. –  psusi Apr 22 '13 at 23:48
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