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I recently loaded Fedora Core 2 onto my PC which until now has been using Windows XP Home edition. I installed FC2 with no problems except for an error message saying something about the disk partitions and possible bootloader issues. I am able to run FC2 with no problem, obviously, but I cannot get into XP from the GRUB bootloader. Windows XP is installed onto my primary, HD0, and Linux is installed onto my slave, HD1. Alacrity with answering my issue would be greatly appreciated, as I am currently stranded in Linux, and I am almost completely helpess as far as doing anything other than browing the web.
I log into the terminal, and right away I type "su" for a super-user password prompt. I enter my password and log on as a super user. Then I entered "/boot/grub/grub.conf" and got the error message "bash: /boot/grub/grub.conf: Permission denied". When I try to get "#vi /etc/grub.conf" it brings me to a new line without any explination. The new line looks just like all the other super user lines I get.
# 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 (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
password --md5 $1$RPa/AXKb$SJ//7FHirDEWTWT/w4Myk1
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
That's the text in its entirety.