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Old 10-28-2004, 02:17 AM   #1
brette
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Angry Dual Boot with Fedora 2 and Win2k


Hi everyone, this is my first attempt as installing linux.

My computer uses Win2K on the primary HD (120gig) and I just installed Fedora 2 on the second HD (10gig). When I re-booted I didn't get the option to load windows, only linux.

I am in a real bind here, I cannot even see my primary HD from linux and I cannot use a boot disk to get to DOS. My computer is stuck in Fedora and I don't have any linux knowledge.

Can someone please spend some time and outline what I need to do to recover my system. I really want to learn about linux as I have heard good things about stability and performance, but this experience could turn me off. I'm sure there is a simple answer I just don't know it.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 02:53 AM   #2
PhD
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Boot into linux, and then please show us the contents of your /etc/grub.conf and the relevent portions of dmesg relating to the recognition of the ide devices installed.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:28 PM   #3
brette
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Found the problem, the boot screen will not work with my logitech internet keyboard. I plugged an old ps2 keyboard in and it worked!? The logitech keyboard only works when the system is loaded...
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:45 PM   #4
chibiace
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is your keyboard usb? i found with my computer and windows 98 and xp. that it wouldnt work until i was in windows witht he drivers installed. because my motherboard didnt support usb keyboards at boot.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 09:18 PM   #5
brette
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Yea it is usb and I have found the same thing now...why don't they support usb!!!
 
  


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