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Old 02-01-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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Dual Boot/ Dual Install + Old ATA, New SATA!


I did this.

I had a master 120gb ATA hard drive in a system with Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. The license expired. I decided to switch to Fedora Core 6.

I purchased a 320 GB SATA drive and plugged it into the same computer. I installed Fedora 6 to the SATA drive during the installed. I choose to install grub ORIGINALLY on the First /boot segment of my SATA drive and choose Fedora as my primary OS.

I rebooted it and it loaded to Windows 2003 Server instead of Fedora, with no grub/boot options

I put the Fedora DVD back in and tried re-installing the boot loader by putting it on the MBR on HDA (the 120gb ATA drive). It attempted to do this, but exited the installer saying no changes to my kernel were made so it was unable to change my boot order/program.

So, i'm stuck! I am out of ideas.

WHAT I WANT:

IDEALLY - I want to use fedora core 6 as my primary server OS ...AND I want to be able to boot to windows 2003 server enterprise edition as well. but right now my license is expired for windows...so I will need to take the data off it and reinstall a different version because I do not have a legitimate key.

What is the best order of solutions for solving my problem? I would be fine loading up Fedora 6, mounting my NTFS drive and taking all the data off it, and then dual-booting with Windows down the road.

PLEASE HELP
 
Old 02-02-2007, 07:27 AM   #2
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Hi
Seems to me that your pc's bios is set up to boot from the ATA HDD.
So try and set your bios to boot from the SATA HDD and then your dualboot might work.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 07:46 AM   #3
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Seems to me you are in love with BIll Gates

Follow your heart!!!
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:01 AM   #4
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Try the bios method. If it doesn't work, you can try installing the grub manually.

1. Boot up the cd/dvd and type 'linux rescue' at the prompt.
2. Then 'chroot /mnt/sysimage'
3. Finally 'grub-install /dev/hda'
4. Reboot.

@Junior Hacker : No need to post such comments, please contribute only if you have something useful to say.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:29 AM   #5
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OK

Just got that testy personality.

BUT!!!
I do have special training in reading between the lines.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 11:56 AM   #6
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I appreciate the help. Thank you all..

And just so you know - I work for a company who sells windows applications exclusively. It does not make too much job-sense for me to give Bill-Gates the middle finger and not do any work. I love linux and want to find a happy medium for my personal and professional life.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 03:23 PM   #7
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Ok slav

Pardon my ignorance.
I do allot of computer repair as part of business, I've yet to repair a Linux box.

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 02-02-2007 at 03:34 PM.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 02:23 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shrikant.odugoudar
Try the bios method. If it doesn't work, you can try installing the grub manually.

1. Boot up the cd/dvd and type 'linux rescue' at the prompt.
2. Then 'chroot /mnt/sysimage'
3. Finally 'grub-install /dev/hda'
4. Reboot.

@Junior Hacker : No need to post such comments, please contribute only if you have something useful to say.

I did this exactly and it booted right into Fedora. Thank you so much
 
Old 02-05-2007, 10:11 AM   #9
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You can also try to install ntfs-3g on Fedora to mount those windows partitions in order to move off the data.
 
  


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