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Old 11-14-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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No dual boot GRUB option


Trying to get FC6 up on the other household system and been having problems with this system. First it was just way to slow installing, then it started failing on X11 install. I managed to get it to install via HTTP However. BUT......

Now it seems that even though it loaded successfully, I dont have a GRUB option and it just boots into Windows.

My disks are setup as:

Master 80GB
C:\ Partition with WinXP Home
D:\ NTFS
M:\ NTFS

Slave 20GB
FC6 Install



Any help to get my Grub up is appriciated.

Thanks
Tom
 
Old 11-14-2006, 06:49 PM   #2
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Use a live CD and do task B5 of this link. Use fdisk -l to make sure of the drive labels. You probably need to substitute /dev/hdb1 (second drive, first partition) for /dev/hda4 (in the example). Leave /dev/hda alone (unless fdisk returns /dev/sda or something different for the drive label), as that will install it to the Master MBR.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
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I am sort of a noob with Linux, and not sure what the page wants me to do or which section to even look at.

This is what I have tried,

1. I used the restore option of FC6 install disk 1.

2. I did a chroot /mnt/sysimage

3. I did a fdisk -l

I got this:

Drive 1 80GB (For Windows XP/ Master)
/dev/hda1 w/ID f W95 Ext (LBA
/dev/hda2 marked as boot NTFS
/dev/hda3 NTFS
/dev/hda5 NTFS

Drive 2 20GB (For Linux / Slave)
/dev/hdb1 marked as boot Linux
/dev/hdb2 Linux LVM


4. I tried grub-install /dev/hda1 (and hda2, 3, 5, hdb1, and 2) All stated the same: Does not have cooresponding BIOS drive




Guess I need further help. LOL


Tnx in advance

Tom
 
Old 11-15-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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Not having used Fedora, I assume /mnt/sysimage is your root linux partition (/dev/hdb2). The command should be grub-install /dev/hda with no partition number. If that doesn't work, you might actually have to mount /dev/hdb1 instead since that's the boot directory. I've not worked much with LVM, so I'm not sure what affect that has on this whole process...
 
Old 11-17-2006, 12:04 AM   #5
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Still getting "Does not have cooresponding BIOS drive" no matter what I try to "grub-install". So bumping this one for more help.


Tnx
Tom
 
  


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