Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I've been happily running Fedora 7 alongside Vista on my machine, and decided last week to upgrade to Fedora 8. I eventually gave up trying to perform the upgrade, as it persistently hung during the dependency check, despite my removing several packages suggested by several forums.
I then chose to perform a fresh install of Fedora 8, and accepted the default options. Once this had finally finished, I find my machine will only boot into Fedora - this happens without any intervention, and I'm not presented with any sort of OS choice on login. I can mount my Vista NTFS volumes and access the files from within Fedora, so I think that this is a GRUB or loader problem rather than anything more serious.
Before I get out my Vista disc and start trying to fix the MBR, is there any way I can easily correct this situation from within Fedora? I have three hard drives, with the first, second and half of the third given over to NTFS. Fedora inhabits the remaining space on the third HDD.
OK, I've looked at my menu.lst, and there is no entry for Windows. There are, however, 2 entries for Fedora (both showing "root (hd2,1)"). Windows is on (I extrapolate, if my Linux is on the third hard drive on the second partition and shows as hd2,1) hd0,0.
Any idea what I should add to my menu.lst?
And thank you very much for your help. Much appreciated.
On what partition is Windows installed? You can check this by doing
Thanks for being so fast.
this is what i get:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 852 6835200 b W95 FAT32
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 852 6228 43186176 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 * 6228 7945 13791232 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda4 7946 9729 14329980 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 7946 7971 208813+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 7972 9729 14121103+ 8e Linux LVM
sda1 would be the same as hd0,0 in grub terms, so if this is the correct place where Windows is installed, then you do not need to make any changes to your grub configuration file. What I have noticed though is that you have other partitions sda2 (hd0,1) and sda3 (hd0,2) which have ntfs and fat partitions. Could one of these be where Windows is installed and not sda1?