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Originally I had Win7 and Xubuntu Installed on my HP Laptop. I decided I didn't want Xubuntu anymore so I installed Fedora F17 (First I tried Mageia, didnt work then Fedora). I installed F17 to a flash drive with rufus. I was able to install everything but at the end it said
"There was an error installing bootloader, the system may not boot"
So now as it said, my system does not boot and I cannot access my Windows or Linux. It just hangs at the HP startup screen that says Press ESC for options.
So I figure I need to reinstall my bootloader or something along those lines. I am not completly sure how to though. I have used this program to display my disk information. Can anyone here help me and let me know how to set this up right to get my system back up and working please.
Output from program about disk
Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
=> Grub Legacy (v0.97) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the
same drive in partition #5 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> Syslinux MBR (3.00-3.35) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files: /bootmgr /boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe
File system: vfat
Boot sector type: SYSLINUX 4.05
Boot sector info: Syslinux looks at sector 16392 of /dev/sdb1 for its
second stage. The integrity check of Syslinux failed.
No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Boot files: /syslinux.cfg /efi/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi /ldlinux.sys
# Created by anaconda on Sat Jul 7 08:45:20 2012
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
UUID=283712a7-a5e6-4262-9ba3-dbdb1ca4c421 / ext4 defaults 1 1
UUID=0b1a60c1-0991-4cea-b97f-8ae4c2a62c18 swap swap defaults 0 0
=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
Certainly looks like grub (grub2 for F17) didn't get installed at all, let alone written to the MBR so it would boot.
If you are confident the rest of the system installed o.k., you could chroot into the installed system (from the USB) then try installing grub. Then run grub2-mkconfig and install-grub as per points 7. and 8. (at the bottom) in this doco.
Thanks for the reply. Your suggestion seems like it may have worked, but I got tired of trying to fix it. So anyway I had xubuntu laying around on a flash drive. I formatted the partition and installed xubuntu and everything worked. So now proceed to install w/e-fedora in my case. This time unchecked install bootloader.