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Old 05-05-2009, 01:23 AM   #1
sudarsananibo
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Could not Boot Fedora 10 after re-installing WinXP


I installed Fedora 10 in my Compaque Presario C702TU Note Book PC, when it is already running on WinXP. Then I formatted the C drive where WinXP was installed and re-installed it.

Now I cannot boot in Fedora, the system directly boots to WinXP, without asking to select, which OS to boot.

Nee Help.
Sudarsanan. S
 
Old 05-05-2009, 01:31 AM   #2
linuxlover.chaitanya
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Windows XP has over written the boot loader that Fedora installed. It was Grub by default if I am not wrong.
Boot from the cd/dvd for Fedora and go to the rescue mode. Once in rescue mode you will have a shell.
On that shell give the command
Code:
 grub-install /dev/sda
Assuming that your hard drive is named sda. If it is not that then check it with fdisk -l
 
  


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