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Old 04-04-2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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Fedora 12 and windows 7


Hi Everyone
I am very new to linux(fedora). I loaded Fedora 12 to my laptop and I am having some issues. This first one is I am not sure how to get my wireless connection to work on the network. I don't see anywhere to go to see if the wireless adapter is even setup in Fedora. My other question is when I boot up and get the options to select the OS the first one is Fedora but the other one says it is other. I think that is is booting up the recovery partion of Windows. I don't know how to change it so that it is looking at the correct portition. I know it has something to do with the menu.lst file but when I try to open it says that I do not have premission. I am not sure where to go to edit it. If anyone could help that would be great.

Thanks
Andy
 
Old 04-04-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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For the wireless adapter:

Put yourself in the sodoers file:

su
<root password>
visudo


Hit the i key, and type underneath root ALL=(ALL) ALL,

<username> ALL=(ALL) ALL

where <username> is your username.

save sodoers file:

ESC
:wq
ENTER


EXIT the root shell:

exit

Find out which network adapter you have:

sudo lspci -vvv | grep -A 10 'Ethernet'

look at the first line and determine the exact wireless card brand-name and chip. Post that information in this post.

Now for the boot menu:

sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

comment out:
hiddenmenu

like this:
# hiddenmenu

The Windows entry should look like this:

title Windows
root(hdx,y)
# where x is the disk number and y is the partition number that Windows is installed on ... (hd0,0) would probably work.
chainloader +1

If the lines aren't there, add them, and save the file.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 12:48 AM   #3
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Things will be easiest done from the root (super) user. You should have set a root password during F12 install - you will need it for the first command below. Run these commands from a terminal and post the output
Code:
su -
sed -n '/[Oo]ther/,$ p' /boot/grub/menu.lst
fdisk -l
exit

Last edited by syg00; 04-04-2010 at 12:50 AM.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 12:50 AM   #4
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #5
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Here is the output
su -
sed -n '/[Oo]ther/,$ p' /boot/grub/menu.lst
fdisk -l
exit

[root@wolf ~]# sed -n '/[Oo]ther/,$ p' /boot/grub/menu.lst
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
[root@wolf ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd8c0d8c0

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1530 12288000 27 Unknown
/dev/sda2 * 1530 1543 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 1543 24028 180606136 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 24029 30401 51191122+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 24029 24054 204800 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 24054 30401 50985983+ 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/dm-0: 47.0 GB, 46955233280 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 5708 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 5251 MB, 5251268608 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 638 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
 
Old 04-05-2010, 07:14 PM   #6
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Here is the Ethernet information
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
 
Old 04-07-2010, 06:07 AM   #7
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O.k., back to root, and use a fullscreen editor, page down to the bottom and change the line indicated. Save it and reboot.
Code:
su -
gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,1)   <<<<==== change this from zero to one
chainloader +1
 
  


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