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Old 05-25-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
prospekt
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Lost windows in boot manager...


Ok I took the advice and wiped out my Suse 8.1 installation using Partition Magic, I left the Windows 2000 partition intact, and restarted the computer. I didnt think about redoing the MBR because I thought once I installed Fedora it would detect the NTFS partition and add the windows installation onto the new boot manager.. Well it didnt, and I dont know how to get my windows partition on the manager...

How should I go about doing this?
 
Old 05-25-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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Check Your /etc/grub.conf(IF GRUB bootloader is used what i think default in FC) and add the following lines.
code:

title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0) /* Give the device and partision where windows is */
chainloader +1
/*---------------------End of code------------------------------------*/
You can see the top of the file and change the line
default=0 to default=1 if you want to make window as default.

Also set little high timeout value(more than 10).


Hope it will help.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 11:45 PM   #3
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Hello prospekt,

If you have installed Fedora in place of Suse, you must specify the option to install grub onto the MBR. If so, the grub would automatically enter the directive in the grub.conf file to boot windows. If you have not installed linux and is trying to boot windows, you will have to reinstall the windows bootloader back on to the MBR.

Thanks,,,
 
Old 05-25-2006, 11:47 PM   #4
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Ok I took the advice and wiped out my Suse 8.1 installation using Partition Magic, I left the Windows 2000 partition intact, and restarted the computer. I didnt think about redoing the MBR because I thought once I installed Fedora it would detect the NTFS partition and add the windows installation onto the new boot manager.. Well it didnt, and I dont know how to get my windows partition on the manager...

How should I go about doing this?


where do i found out where my windows install is.. im all confused
 
Old 05-25-2006, 11:49 PM   #5
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Running "fdisk -l" should give you a list of partitions and that'll tell you where it is. You'll probably need to be root to run it.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 11:55 PM   #6
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Thanks!!
I feel so accomplished.

 
Old 05-25-2006, 11:57 PM   #7
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Also, note that GRUB's config file starts counting from 0, e.g. hd(0,0) means /dev/hda1. The first number is the device (/dev/hda, /dev/hdb, etc) and the second is the partition number.
 
  


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