I have a long but always shallow familiarity with Linux and have been trying to install FC10 X86-64 as dual boot over Vista on a Dell Inspiron with 300 GB. I have partitions RECOVERY(ntfs), OS(ntfs), D
no name, ntfs) and SDA6 (ext). (I am reading from the Vista utility - this is my first ever try with Vista, which is why I wanted the dual boot and am not well up on Vista). I ran an apparently successful install into all free space (about 90 GB) from the FC10 DVD and chose to use the GRUB loader and place it in the Boot sector of SDA6 (I think) rather than the MBR. I told it the other OS was to be named Vista. Now I get Vista if I load from the HDD, or occasionally "bad boot disk". I can get in with Knoppix or the FC10 DVD on repair, but not from load local installation. I found a grub.conf file, of which the content is below, but I don't know what to do next. Having done a lot of data transfer to Vista I am scared stiff of losing access to that.
Thanks for any suggestions -
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,5)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora (18.104.22.168-117.fc10.x86_64)
kernel /vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-117.fc10.x86_64 ro root=UUID=6c88f9a1-871f-4c59-98a2-492ca7f220f1 rhgb quiet
---------------------- end of grub.conf