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Old 04-10-2006, 07:24 AM   #1
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Trying to duel boot FC5


This weekend I installed FC5 along side Windows XP. The problem I am having is that I can no longer boot into XP now. When it boots up it goes straight into FC5 with no choice to boot into XP. This this something with FC5 or did I do something wrong on installation? Thanks for any help.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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It sounds like your boot loader was not installed. I believe that you can boot off of the Fedora CD and opt to repair the system, there you can reinstall the Grub or Lilo boot loader. I haven't installed Fedora 5 yet, but I imagine that there must be something similar to what I just wrote.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 11:13 AM   #3
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All that happened is the linux bootloader didn't include an entry for Windows when it was installed. As it's Fedora, I'm assuming that your bootloader is Grub - if you could post your complete /boot/grub/grub.conf file here, and we'll see if we can help you get it straightened out
 
Old 04-10-2006, 11:29 AM   #4
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I feel pretty stupid now. I got an idea and tried it. It seems that it is just that the screen to select the OS to boot into is going too fast so it is not noticable. It looks like it is going right into Fedora, but if I hit a key before it does I get the screen to select an OS. Thank you anyway.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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You can use the /boot/grub/grub.conf file to change that. Just look for it, it's obvious.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 03:14 PM   #6
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Thank you! I will look for it.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 09:05 PM   #7
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Either way boot off a win startup disk run fdisk/mbr to fix you boot record back to just booting win. if you get stuck
 
  


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