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Old 12-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
schdvir
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dualboot win7 & linux


hi,

I just installed fedora 12 on my laptop.
fedora is booting and working fine, but the problem is that now windows isn't booting.
when I try to boot windows i get the next message:

"BOOTMGR is missing"

I looked at /boot/grub/menu.lst, and those are the lines for booting windows:
"
...
title win7
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
"

then i checked with fdisk -l and verified that windows is actually installed on the second partition (sda2).

the next thing i tried was to use the repair option at the windows 7 installation DVD.
the problem is that when i try to preform a startup repair, the installation DVD doesn't recognize my existing windows 7 installation, and therefore wasn't able to repair it.

if it's relevant, here are some more details on my machine:
HP probook 4310
windows 7 64-bit
fedora 12 32-bit
i have one sata HD which I devided into 6 partitions
{a system partition of the laptop, windows 7 (NTFS), swap, /boot (ext3), / (ext4), /home (ext4)}

i'll be glad if anyone can help me with this problem.

Thanks,
Dvir
 
Old 12-27-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
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Quote:
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title win7
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
Windows likes to be in the first partition of the first drive. So, the old technique of spoofing windows might work.
Code:
...
title win7
map (hd0,0) (hd0,1)
map (hd0,1) (hd0,0)
makeactive
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Why not just run it virtually?
 
Old 12-28-2009, 09:12 PM   #4
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Why not just run it virtually?
gaming? I boot into win7 JUST for games.

You need to point grub at the ~100mb 'system' partition windows creates with the bootloader on. On mine it's (hd0,2).
 
Old 12-29-2009, 01:29 AM   #5
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thank you all guys

eventually i remembered that when having problems with Fedora live CD I messed around with the BIOS settings.
after i restored the default BIOS settings i was able to repair the windows installation using the windows DVD.

the only problem is that apperantly all the repairing stuff woke up the windows genuine advantage

Thaks,
Dvir
 
  


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