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Old 04-23-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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how to dual boot plz help


hellow
i was using windowsXP in my 80gb HD.
now i just installed fedora core8 and now i dont have any boot loader
to select winxp or fedoracor8.

i tried from rescue mode mounted to

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install /dev/hda

but it didnt work.
is shows command not found /sbin

so what should i do to make the boot loader and find xp in the bootloader.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 11:19 PM   #2
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Quote:
now i dont have any boot loader to select winxp or fedoracor8.
What makes you suspect you have no bootloader? Perhaps you can boot into fedora OK, but you never see a menu which may give you a choice?

Quote:
command not found /sbin
Is this all it shows? (/sbin is not a command)

Have a look through:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...38&postcount=1
 
Old 04-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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thnx for d help

ya i can boot to fedoracore 8. its ok but how can i edit my grub.conf to
dual boot from XP and Fedora.

i tried from rescued mode
grub-install /dev/hda but it didnt worked

its shows something like /bin/sbin command not found
i cant remember now.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 11:33 PM   #4
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OK - this means you have a bootloader - you do not need to enter rescue mode.

If you selected a dual boot option on install, there is every chance that grub is already configured to provide a menu, it just is not displayed by default.

When you boot up, at some point you will see the message:

Loading GRUB Stage 1.5
Press <esc> to view the menu

... press escape. And you'll see the menu.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 11:47 PM   #5
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thank u sooooooooooo much
thnx a lot for your help
 
Old 04-23-2008, 11:58 PM   #6
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So it worked?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:21 PM   #7
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Smile still having problem with dual boot

hellow bro

i am using fedora core 8.
i configured my grub.conf file like following

i add at the bottom of the file

title winxp
root hd(0,0)
norootverify
chainloader +1

so when starts my pc it shows press any key to enter menue
and then i get the both os to select.

but i want my boot loader when i start my pc.
is there any way to do that.

i will appreciate your help as you did before
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:52 PM   #8
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What does the rest of your grub menu.lst look like? I assume it looks like:

default 0
timeout 5

title Linux
root (blah blah blah
kernel yada yada

title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

so that the default is Linux and you have 5 seconds to get the menu to change to XP?

hope you don't mind my putting in my two bits...
 
Old 04-25-2008, 11:00 PM   #9
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ya you are right

but i want to see the OS choise menue at startup .
it gives me 5second to get into the menue and if i dont then it will boot to the default menue
like default=0(fedora) or =1(winxp)

so is there any way to get my boot menue at startup with fedoracore8 ???

thnx for your help
 
Old 04-25-2008, 11:05 PM   #10
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Put a "#" character in column one in the line that has "hiddenmenu". This will allow the menu to be shown.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 11:29 PM   #11
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thnx a lot

i will try this today and i think it will definately work.
thanks again for your help
 
Old 04-26-2008, 12:45 AM   #12
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reza_ccna & mostlyharmless:
Please edit your profiles to show your distro and location - please try to avoid pidgin English when you write. Each of these things will get you higher quality replies.
Thank you.
 
  


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