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Old 08-10-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
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Can FC3 be installed fresh dual boot with Win2K or WInXP


Installing FC2 fresh (rather than upgrade from FC1 to FC2) screwed Windows boot loader/partition. Did anyone successfully install FC3 'fresh' *and* dual boot with Windows ?

I am fed up with upgrading, things do not seem to work the same way as a fresh install.

A lot of packages could not be installed properly after the upgrade.
Thank you.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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Can FC3 be installed fresh dual boot with Win2K or WInXP

"Can FC3 be installed fresh dual boot with Win2K or WInXP". I'm sure it can. You have make sure that gub is configured correct, and if the new install of FC3 messes up your windows install, you need to slap in your winXX? disk and setup, then dont install, select Recovery Console and run FIXBOOT. I think if you run FIXMBR it will wipe out your GRUB, if you installed GRUB or LILO to your MBR. This could also be the problem, mabey something happened when you partitioned for your "fresh" install of Fedora Core X? I always install winXX? first then install linux on the master boot record. GRUB has always picked up my winXX? and made an entry for it automaticaly. If some thing goes wrong then use the recovery console in the winXX? setup disk to FIXBOOT. but FIXMBR should be used with care. I have never used FIXMBR with a dual boot. AND config your grub.conf file in you /boot/grub/grub.conf (i think) heres mine.

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title FEDORA CORE 1 (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl) 08/05/04 :-]
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
title WINDOWS XP PRO CORP 08/05/04 :=}
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

To find this you MIGHT have to mount your boot partition (read NOTICE above)
I know this is alot of bull and might be confusing, but I hope it helps. Let me know if you runinto any specfic problems dual booting lin/win with grub.

gplacek
 
Old 08-11-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. The reason I asked was the painful lesson I learnt with FC2 which screwed up my XP boot partition, wasted 2 days of trying. However, by reading many threads in here I have realized it is a famous issue with a work around which I simply set disk access mode to LBA in BIOS and voila. It works like a champ. I have not seen a side effect of doing this.

I love these forums.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 10:48 AM   #4
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I too....

I too have wasted many day with this sort of thing. I havent tried FC2 or 3 but I plan to very soon.. :-)

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