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
title FEDORA CORE 1 (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl) 08/05/04 :-]
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
title WINDOWS XP PRO CORP 08/05/04 :=}
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.