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Old 08-10-2004, 12:13 PM   #1
hmingjun
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Question Help!.......2 Hds, Dual Boot Problem, Thanks!


Hi, I am a Linux Newbie. I have Window XP Pro on my Primary master and I had finished installation of Fedora Core2 on my second hard drive, I set the /boot to be /dev/hdb1, chose hda as the place to put GRUB and set my default OS to be XP. But after installation, I cannot boot to Linux, there is no options for me to choose which OS to go.

I also tried other method posted online, It can not work, the following problems I encountered:

--the command "df" give me a reading about the /boot size of 5000, I don't know the unit,
--there is a running error to execute "grub-install /dev/hdb1"
--under the directory /etc/, there is no grub.config file (may be grub.lst??)
--but I can run "dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1 command and still be able to get linux.bin saved in floppy
--after I put the linux.bin to the c:\ and modify the boot.ini and reboot, the system is hanged there after I choose "linux"


Do I need to reinstall system??? Please Help Me!!!
Thanks in advance!!
 
Old 08-10-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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--but I can run "dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1 command and still be able to get linux.bin saved in floppy

You need to have grub install to hdb1 before this will work. You could instead install it to hdb, select the second hard drive as your boot drive in bios to test it before running "dd if=/dev/hdb of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1"

On some computers, pressing the F3 key will allow you to select which drive to boot from, which may be just a convenient as a boot.ini menu entry.
 
  


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