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I had installed vista and xp, and now it's time for fedora. I have installed fedora 11 and i have problem:
In grub i can just choose beetwen Fedora and vista. I want to add windows xp but i don't know what write in grub.conf
Here is structure of my disk:
/dev/sda1 1 262 2098176 27 Unknown
/dev/sda2 263 13083 102983853+ 7 HPFS/NTFS <-vista
/dev/sda3 13084 19456 51191122+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 13084 16907 30716248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS <-xp
/dev/sda6 16908 18431 12241498+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 * 18432 18457 204799+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 18457 19332 7025663+ 8e Linux LVM
And here is grub.conf:
title Fedora (18.104.22.168-64.fc11.i586)
kernel /vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-64.fc11.i586 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_leonidas-l$
title Fedora (126.96.36.199-43.fc11.i586)
kernel /vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-43.fc11.i586 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_leonidas-l$
title Fedora (184.108.40.206-167.fc11.i586)
kernel /vmlinuz-220.127.116.11-167.fc11.i586 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_leonidas-$
title Microsoft Windows Vista
title Microsoft Windows XP
Something is wrong, because i can't boot up windows xp. What i do wrong?
I think your problem would be solved by booting xp from vista and if you go to the support.microsoft site, you will see numerous articles explaining why you should not install xp after vista and giving you some explanation as to how you can modify your bootloader to get it working.
Windows won't boot from a logical partition unless there is a windows partition with boot files on a primary partition so trying to boot xp directly on sda5?? I'd be surprised if it worked. Grub doesn't actually boot windows it just points to the location on disk where the boot files of the windows system should be and the windows bootloader should take over. If it's pointing to a logical partition, it won't work except in the scenario mentioned above.
pls listen to the advice given by ~sHyLoCk~. if you disagree you need to produce evidence pls.
Gotta disagree on this. Following tips blindfolded leads you nowhere. And when you take a good look at the post and fstab listing you see that bootflag is not really needed cause he can boot the vista part...