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ranger149 08-06-2011 06:56 PM

Windows 7 wont boot up after installing Fedora 15 (Windows 7 already installed)?
 
I installed Fedora 15 Via CD onto a Windows 7 PC. When installing for partioning I selected for it to use the empty space. It installed and everything. When turning my computer on, I have to press a key, and to boot windows I have to select: "Other" It brings up the loading screen, and stops, then flashes blue and some text real quick, and restarts. How can I fix it so it boots?? Im new to Fedora, but not to linux and computers. This is my parents computer, so Its vital I at least get some of the files because they have important files on the hard drive.

John VV 08-06-2011 08:05 PM

did you fallow the dual boot install instructions in the fedora documentation ?
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US...ide/index.html

How did you repartition the computer ?

there are many ,many ,MANY things this could be .

1 or 2 or more hard drives ?
Where did you but grub?
Is there still a "recovery "partition on sda? from the OEM ?

did you install grub to the MBR of dsda?
or the first linux partition?
IS the mbr ware windows "c" drive is ?( sda1)?
Did you use all default settings on fedora 15 ? or a custom install ?

on and on
My Crystal Ball fell and broke -- so i can not read minds.

ranger149 08-06-2011 08:17 PM

I didnt follow the instructions of the documentation. The repartitioning was part of the setup. One hard drive, Im not sure, if I recall right it didnt ask where to place it, There is a 16 GB recovery partition, not sure. But I know the drive changed. The drive for windows was originally C:/ and when trying to repair it, it said drive D:/ Perhaps its trying to boot windows from the wrong drive, without the files? How would I change the drive back to C:/ ?

Larry Webb 08-06-2011 08:50 PM

If you can boot into fedora use terminal as root run command 'fdisk -l' (small L) and post results.

In the documentation that John VV at 8.13.3 might explain a repair and the reason you are not booting windows.

ranger149 08-06-2011 09:10 PM

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x4c90d62d

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 80324 40131 0 Empty
/dev/sda2 * 81920 30801919 15360000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 30801920 503785471 236491776 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 503785472 976773119 236493824 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 503787520 504811519 512000 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 504813568 976773119 235979776 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_swap: 8355 MB, 8355053568 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders, total 16318464 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_swap doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root: 53.7 GB, 53687091200 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 6527 cylinders, total 104857600 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_home: 179.6 GB, 179583320064 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 21833 cylinders, total 350748672 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_home doesn't contain a valid partition table


Thank you all in advance

Glennzo 08-07-2011 02:39 AM

And what does the "Other" section of /boot/grub/grub.conf look like? If it contains (hd0,0) change it to (hd0,1) and try booting Windows again.

Puneet_P 09-02-2011 09:15 PM

I have the same problem!
 
Windows 7 wont boot up after installing Fedora 15. When I try to boot Win7, the loader screen appears for a second, gets stuck and then suddenly a blue screen flashes for a fraction of a second (wasn't able to read what was on it) and then the computer restarts again.

I never read any installation instructions before or during the installation of Fedora 15

Below is what I got when executed the 'fdisk -l' command
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa8a8a8a8

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 1845247 922592+ 42 SFS
/dev/sda2 * 1845248 2050047 102400 42 SFS
/dev/sda3 2050048 515598335 256774144 42 SFS
/dev/sda4 515598336 976773119 230587392 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 515602432 540768255 12582912 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 540770304 544964607 2097152 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Please Help! :(


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