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I recently partitioned my hard drive and added Fedora core 8 to the already core 9 / xp duo, but when I use the grub all it boots is fc8.. Not too sure how to exactly edit the grub without COMPLETELY ruining everything..
I know where the operating systems are, as far as /dev/hd#, if that helps?
Grub config file is /boot/grub/menu.lst. There will be one on the Fedora9 partition as well. Normally you could just copy/paste from one to the other, but if you installed Fedora 9 into an ext3 partition it will (default) be incompatible with the grub in Fedora 8 due to structiral changes in ext3 (to accommodate ext4).
You might be best using Fedora 9 grub to control the lot.
No re-install(s) needed.
Easiest is to boot the Fedora9 CD and re-install it's grub to the MBR. You will then have to manually add an entry to menu.lst for Fedora 8 - worry about that later. Just follow the prompts - get into rescue mode, "chroot /mnt/sysimage", then "grub-install /dev/sda".
So you can boot windows and Fedora 8 now? If you installed Fedora 8 after Fedora 9 you are probably using the Fedora 8 Grub and you need an entry for Fedora 9. Or, did you re-install the Fedora 9 Grub as suggested? It would help if you posted the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst if you can access it and also your partition information, command 'fdisk -l' run as root, lower case letter L, not a number one.
..yes, I can boot windows & fc8. I popped in the Fc9 disk and ran the rescue mode.
*note: before I did the rescue mode I could not access the windows partition
THANK YOU FOR THE HELP!! =)
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x14ec0c0b
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 12748 102396928 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 12749 16664 31455270 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 16665 16729 522112+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 16730 19457 21912660 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 16730 19457 21912628+ 83 Linux
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,4)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda5
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora (18.104.22.168-49.fc8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-49.fc8 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
title Fedora (126.96.36.199-28.fc8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-28.fc8 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
title Fedora (184.108.40.206-108.fc9.i686)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-220.127.116.11-108.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=2962cbcd-edc7-479a-9a74-28eb4878f13e rhgb quiet