LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This 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!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
Tterrag
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca
Distribution: None yet.... hope to soon
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Problem dual booting Win xp and Fedora


Hello i want to set up a dual boot with Win xp on my 250gig and Fedora 10 on my 80gig hard drive. I installed windows on my 250gig and i installed Fedora Core 7 on my 80gig and all was successful and i could boot to either os. I then decided i wanted to change from FC7 to Fedora 10 so i burned fedora 10 to dvd and installed it and got all the way to the boot screen but when i try to boot to fedora 10 i get Error 17:cannot mount selected partition, and when i try to boot to windows i get Error 13: Invalid or unsupported excutable format. If i reinstall Fedora Core 7 over 10 it solves the problem and i can then boot perfectly again to either operating system. I think it may be something to do with the grub boot loader but im not sure. I also just tried installing Fedora 9 x6_64 Dvd and when it got to the boot loader it only said GRUB_ and i could not do anything. Maybe im installing the wrong version? :/ My Cpu is a intel ACPI x86-based pc. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 12-17-2008, 02:14 AM   #2
htnakirs
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 239

Rep: Reputation: 34
I think the problem may be caused by GRUBs ability to alter the active status of a partition.

Next time when installing FC10, do not allow grub to be automatically installed. Do this manually, by adding the different drives and partitions for each OS. Also ensure that the "make partition active" check box is set for the XP partition.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 04:53 AM   #3
Larry Webb
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Crystal Beach, Texas
Distribution: Suse for mail +
Posts: 5,100
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 229Reputation: 229Reputation: 229
If you could post fdisk -l it might help. I agree that the boot order has been changed or grub location.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
Tterrag
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca
Distribution: None yet.... hope to soon
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Yeah, im almost positive now that i just have to manually add the drives and partitions into grub instead of letting it do it auto. Ive just never used a boot loader before so im gonna have to read up on doing this.

Thanks
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with dual booting Win XP and Fedora 8 New2Linux2008 Linux - Newbie 4 05-03-2008 06:26 PM
Space requrement on 1st partition on HD drive for dual (Fedora and Win XP) booting ishti_du Fedora 9 03-24-2006 01:15 PM
Dual booting win xp 32 bit & fedora core 4 X86-64 badsha316 Linux - Newbie 2 03-20-2006 01:35 PM
Need Help Dual Booting Fedora Core on a Win XP Laptop beubanks7507 Linux - Enterprise 4 01-31-2006 08:12 PM
Problem dual booting Linux and Win 2000 Mechanic Linux - General 4 08-19-2003 07:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration