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Old 04-12-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
eTitus
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Unhappy just flashing cursor on boot


Hi,
i had win xp and suse9.1 32 bit in dual boot with the win xp bootloader on my pc (amd athlon 64). everything worked fine.

then i wanted to have fedora 3 64bit version, so i downloaded it and put it on a dvd. in the installation i chose to replace old linux versions, so it had the partitions ext (100 mb /boot, on /sda3), on lvm (1000mb swap, ext over 9gb) and my other win xp partitions (on sda1). i did not instal grub, cuz i wanted to use the win xp bootloader again. the installation went fine.
after that i booted in linux resuce mode to do "dd if=/mnt/sda3 of=/bootsec.lin bs=512 count=1" and copied the bootsec.lin file to a disk.
in windows i did then all the stuff for the bootloader with that file.
when i try now to boot fedora (it is displayed by the win bootloader) i just get a flashing cursor.

i tried different installations with different partition settings:
try to boot with my suse dvd (aport installation and choose "boot system" and then "/sda3") or tried to have one big ext partition (still as /sda3) and one swap

even when i installed grub i just get "GRUB" with a blinking cursor.

hope anyone can helpt me and thx a lot
 
  


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