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Old 08-17-2004, 09:57 PM   #1
Rich2144
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Duel Boot WinXP and Fedora


I have Windows XP Pro on my fixed harddrive and installed Fedora on the secondary swapable harddrive. All works well with those hard drives in. Both systems can boot. But when I turn the computer off and swap the fedora hard drive for another Harddrive with Windows files, my computer freezes at a GRUB prompt. I am new to Fedora but not computers, anyone with any ideas ?

I did set the disk config in the Bios to LBA but not sure how to run the sfdisk -d/dev/hda sfdisk--no-reread -H240/dev/hda........... If i need to do this can someone please help me out. And if there is another way to boot my system without Fedora, replacing the drive I would appreciate to hear it.

Thanks all

Rich
 
Old 08-17-2004, 10:06 PM   #2
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grub is a 2 stage bootloader. It reads a file grub.conf on the linux partition to display the menu. Since grub can not find the file that is why you see the grub prompt.

Here is an alternative:
http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html
 
Old 08-17-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the 5 minute reply Wow that was fast. I will be checking that out right now... Thanks again
 
Old 08-17-2004, 10:52 PM   #4
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Hummm I looked at that thread and it seems a bit tough for me. I will have to wait til my son comes back over and let him take a run at it... He is the one that loaded Fedora for me in the first place ......Thanks again and I'll let you know how it turns out.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 11:38 PM   #5
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Exclamation ...by the way

While we're on the subject, I found out the hard way that reformatting/partitioning a hard drive without configuring the boot loader is NOT GOOD!

GRUB got confused when I did this with my second hard drive, and decided to hang the system. :-) Just a warning!
 
  


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