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Old 08-22-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
jaz
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dual booting Window XP, Fedora Core 2


I have a question to those who dual boot Linux and Windows XP>
Currently I have XP Pro on hd0 and Fedora core1 on hd1 using GRUB as the boot manager. I was told by many if I upgrade to Fedora Core2 that XP wouldnt boot. Some say its a problem with Fedora and others say its a problem with Kernel 2.6. If it is a problem with Fedora can I install Suse or another distro in place of Fedora without any problems?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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As far as i know i dont think that you are going to face any problems in this case

I am also dual booting between fedora core and WinXp.

Neverthless there cannot be any problem either with fedora or with the kernel 2.6. There could be a grub/s problem (if there is any)

If you are facing any problem and try reconfiguring your grub. Or install an older version of grub (the one that comes with rh9)
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:28 PM   #3
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hi

no probs here tooo

carry on
if something goes wrong (which may not) we are here for that

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:58 PM   #4
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It's an issue with the 2.6 kernel (not just Fedora), and it kicks in on a new install when it reads and writes the partition table differently from the way Windows does, and only in some situations. If you are upgrading your FC1, I don't think you will be needing the FC2 install to touch your partition table at all, so you should have no problems. I upgraded from FC1 to FC2, and now to FC3 Test1, with no problems.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 04:41 PM   #5
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hi there

what u will be having problem (in the worst case) will be with ur botloader and that too happens rarely

so not worry,carry on wothout waiting for more posts from here

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-22-2004, 04:53 PM   #6
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To be on the safe side, follow the advice here.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 05:30 PM   #7
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Okay, total linux newb here with this problem. I know I have to type in that sfdisk command, but when I do it, it says "sfdisk: command not found". So, please have mercy on a poor linux newb and help me figure out where to get this.

Thanks for any help,
kfl

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Old 08-22-2004, 05:54 PM   #8
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Try doing it as root.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 07:58 PM   #9
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I finally figured it out. I was typing "su" instead of "su -" to get into root. Once I did that, it worked fine.
 
  


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