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Old 04-16-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Fedora not showing up in startup alongside XP


I had ubuntu installed, removed it, then installed fedora(it said fedora was fully installed and rebooted the computer), and it's running alongside XP... well, supposed to be. After the diagnostic screen on startup, it goes straight to booting to Xp, and doesn't give me an option for switching over to fedora or xp like ubuntu/xp combination did.

anything i can do, probably in bios or reinstalling that would make this happen? I just spent an hour installing fedora and i really wanna play with it.

thanks!
 
Old 04-16-2009, 01:32 AM   #2
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Do you only have one disk or 2?

I take it the grub menu isn't loading - is anything happening between your bios screen and windows firing up?
 
Old 04-16-2009, 01:36 AM   #3
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1 disc, DVD-Rom
sorry I completely forgot to list the details. it's Fedora 10 x86-64 bit

Computer's completely capable of handling it.
3.2 GHz dual core AMD-64
nvidia 9400 video card
4 gigs of ram
1.6 TB of HD space

No, what pops up is the
motherboard screen
bios
xp

that's it.
ps thanks for the quick reply. i'll be on for a while if you still are.

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:10 AM   #4
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Do you recall if you asked if you wanted to install a bootloader?

Have you reinstalled windows since you removed Ubuntu?

It's probably as simple as reinstalling grub, but let's nail a couple of things down first.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 11:30 AM   #5
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Yes, it did and it said it installed grub.
No, the partition of windows is still on there, it's been the same partition, and i have no plans on removing it, i put too much time into it.
HOWEVER i did reinstall ubuntu this morning as well as had it alongside fedora. Grub would load up, but wouldn't let me switch between operating systems, so it booted into a lot of text on the screen, like Terminal, leading me to log in as root and enter the system password on fedora... but after that, it shows up asking for commands... from my experience operating systems should just start up.... the system doesn't start up.

So, my hypothesis is that since it wasn't using fedora's grub, it was using ubuntu's grub - i have no idea as to whether or not they're the same.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 03:35 PM   #6
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I suspect that your Fedora install didn't work out. Did you go through the whole initial install, reboot then finalise the install?
 
  


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