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Old 01-01-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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how to boot to windows after installing fedora


hi I have installed fedora 8 yesterday,I am new to linux,I did not got any problem during installation but after installation i am not able to see windows xp in booting OS options,how can I boot to windows XP ,could any body help me.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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When you installed Fedora did you tell the Fedora installer to overwrite your Windows XP partition? Or did you tell the Fedora installer to set up Fedora in a separate partition from Windows?

If Windows still exists and assuming that Windows is on what Windows calls the C drive then you can add some code to a Fedora file called /boot/grub/menu.lst which will put Windows XP on the grub boot list.

Boot Fedora, log in as root, and edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst. Add the following code to the end of menu.lst and grub will add Windows XP as the last option on your grub boot prompt.


Code:
#  Windows XP
title  Windows XP
root(hd0,0) 
 makeactive
 chainloader + 1
 boot
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Last edited by jailbait; 01-02-2009 at 02:45 PM.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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Should it not be similar to:
Code:
title  Windows XP
       root(hd0,0) 
       makeactive
       chainloader + 1
       boot
To edit the file issue command: gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst as root.

But Fedora's installer anaconda normally has no problem adding Windows to the list. I also think Windows does not exist anymore.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 02:45 PM   #4
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Yes, my mistake. I'll edit my post so that it won't mislead other people.

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Old 01-03-2009, 01:48 AM   #5
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if you repartitioned the disk ( assuming only 1 hard drive) to make room for fedora AND windows was still working after that . ( it might not work any more !) and you put fedora on the newly created partition and used the default install then the fedora installer ( anaconda ) should have auto set up the bootloader to duel boot fedora and xp

PS. fedora 8 hits it's END OF LIFE on jan 7 -- four days from now --
THERE WILL BE NO MORE SUPPORT AFTER THAT .That is there will NOT BE ANY further software updates after jan 7 and fedora 8 will be affectively DEAD .
install fedora 10
 
  


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