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Old 08-28-2004, 12:06 AM   #1
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Dual Boot Windows/Fedora On a Dell Problems


Two seperate harddrives....
1) Master - 200 GB with Linux installed on a 40GB Partition and 160 GB partition of free space
2) Slave - 60 GB with Windows installed

Using GRUB to dual boot... works well and can get me into Linux (Fedora 1) no problem. When I choose windows however, it sends me to a Dell Hardware Diagnostic tests... even passing the tests I can't get into windows. Anyone have any advice?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 12:39 AM   #2
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This is more like a workaround, not a fix, but if you can get inside linux, install smart boot manager. It will build a boot floppy that is, very likely, able to boot your windows.
And post here your menu.lst from grub, so we can have a look at your configs.

http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/3.7/
 
Old 08-28-2004, 01:39 AM   #3
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hi there
i do not have a laptop but i saw this happening at this forum to someone wiht a dell laptop
so u may also try this

go to BIOS n d set ur primary slave ,and others to auto
if this doen'y works out then
can u boot windows after removing ur grub

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