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Old 02-13-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Dual boot, dual hard drives


I have a Optiplex GX620
I have installed 2 sata hard drives

1st drive is 160GB with Windows XP installed

2nd drive is 240GB with Fedora 13 installed from CD.

After reading through all kinds of instructions and ideas
about how to dual boot and going through a GRUB routine
with the boot.ini I get the dual boot screen that gives
me the choice: Windows XP or Linux. However, when I select Linux it tells me to insert the Linux CD and does not go to my 2nd hard drive. Selecting Windows XP works correctly and goes to Windows XP.

I know I'm missing something, any idea?
 
Old 02-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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More information please:

Were both hds connected while installing Fedora?

Was windows installed first?

From terminal as root please give us the results of fdisk -l (small L).
 
Old 02-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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More information please:

Were both hds connected while installing Fedora? yes, both were connected

Was windows installed first? yes, system came with one disk and Win XP, I added 2nd disk and installed Fedora from CD on it

From terminal as root please give us the results of fdisk -l (small L).
System does not have fdisk on it
 
Old 02-13-2011, 03:59 PM   #4
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My mistake forgot you can not access fedora.

If you disconnected your windows hd when you installed fedora you can probably fix this by going to bios and changing the hd boot order.

If not I am not familiar with fedora but they should have a repair option on the disc in which you can reinstall the boot loader.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
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My mistake forgot you can not access fedora.

If you disconnected your windows hd when you installed fedora you can probably fix this by going to bios and changing the hd boot order.

If not I am not familiar with fedora but they should have a repair option on the disc in which you can reinstall the boot loader.
thanks, I'll get back
 
  


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