Some small advice from one who has suffered and then found the joy of success after perseverence -
- walk before you try to fly, do one thing at a time
1 - Keep scanning the internet. Use the words 'howto' and 'guide'.
second, duel booting on seperate harddrives. i have linux on the main, and linux on the secondary. when i enter grub through f8.
it asks me if i want to boot fedora 5 or other. how can i make grub reconize windows?
2 - Was one of those 'linux' meant to be a 'Windows'? Have you tried the 'other' option?
If that doesn't get you Windows, grub can boot to it, but it will take a little tinkering.
You will need a text editor (and for many other things too). I prefer nano, because it has a list of commands, but you may not have this (you might have vim or vi).
will help you to use these.
So, once you've mastered your text editor, you'll need to add some text to the file menu.lst
You will need to do this as the root user.
Grub uses a different way of referring to your disks. They will probably
be called hd0 and hd1. Partitions on hd0 will be hd0,0 and hd0,1 etc.
Have a look in menu.lst for a line something like
Between that line and the line that says:
will be all the information that grub needs to boot Fedora. Look for the bits that say which disk it is on (either hd0 or hd1). Windows will probably be on the other one, and probably on the the first partition, so either hd0,0 or hd0,1
So to boot Windows you'll need another section like this:
but you may need to replace (hd0,0) with (hd1,0)
And then you would need to reboot.
If this doesn't work you may want to wade through the Grub Manual
. But it's not all that basic I'm afraid. Grub is quite versatile. It does have a very useful cammand line that you should read about.
All this is not usually necessary - usually grub finds your Windows and adds it to the boot list. It is possible that there is something wrong with your hardware setup.
As for wine, that's for another day. I haven't tried it.