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Old 06-17-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Fedora picked wrong partition for windows/boots to recovery


I installed Fedora (yay), but now when I boot to windows, it brings me to HP System Recovery (D). Windows is C. How do I switch it?
 
Old 06-17-2005, 09:45 AM   #2
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Hi,

Could you please go to /boot/grub/grub.conf and open that file in a text editor, then just copy all of the text in that file and post it here?

And could you also go into terminal and type "fdisk -l" and post the results of that? Thanks,

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Old 06-17-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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In /boot/grub/grub.conf, I will give you the important parts, because I dont have internet (wireless, I have set it up before, I'm moving from Mandriva).

title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0, 0)
chainloader +1

And fdisk -l doesn't seem to work, and neither does cfdisk -l, that may be because I am using fc1, I got it with a book and I'm getting fc4 iso's right now.

For those of you who are confused, I have a laptop besides my desktop.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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Ok try "man fdisk" and it shoud show the fdisk -l option and say what it does.....hmm odd.

There must be something else in your grub.conf. Like your Fedora partition? If fdisk -l doesn't work, and we can't view your partition table, then (and I'm no Linux pro at all) we might as well try to guess!

Code:
title Other1
            rootnoverify (hd0,x)
            chainloader +1

title Other2
            rootnoverify (hd0,y)
            chainloader +1
Sorry but I'm not really sure! lol. Good luck....can someone else give him some tips?

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Old 06-18-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Ok, I have stumbled upon the Hardware browser, noo need for fdisk. Here's the make-up:

Code:
Device       Start    End     Size (MB)   Type    Use on my comp
/dev/hda
        hda1   1          735       5426          fat32    RECOVERY (D:/
        hda2   736    10336    70882       ntfs       WINDOWS (c:/
                   10337  10337    7               free space
/dev/hdb                                                               Linux, regular make-up, no need to explain, I don't think.
I hope that's what you're looking for and that I can get into windows on this computer.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 10:58 AM   #6
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Ok, that's good, so add this to your /boot/grub/grub.conf:
Code:
title Windows
	rootnoverify (hd0,2)
	chainloader +1
Please try this out by rebooting your comp, and if it doesn't work, then go here, copy and paste it into the "reply" box and alter it so that it looks exactly like yours. Then post it and I'll see what I can do. Best of luck,

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Old 06-21-2005, 01:19 PM   #7
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Ok, but I've put linux on my laptop, and am working hour after hour getting it perfect, so I'll post grub on the other comp later (tomorrow, maybe).
 
  


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