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Old 09-07-2009, 04:34 AM   #1
Javier Santoyo
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Problem setting dual boot


I hope somebody can help me:

The short story is that I have 2 hard drives and I want to try linux so I installed in one of them Fedora but since I was only testing it I never had the 2 hard drives connected so I used to disconect the linux one or my windows one.

Both installations were working ok alone but one day I started having crashes on my windows instalation and after a couple of crashes the start were cycled and reboot itself before windows finish to boot.

My first idea was that I got a virus despite my kaspersky antivirus, so I say "what the hell, If I need to reinstall windows I'll install first windows 7 to see how it works"
HD1 160 Gigas with fedora 11
HD2 320 3 partitions one with vista, other with data only and the last one to try windows 7.

After install windows 7 suddenly my vista installation started to work again... for like 4 days, then again a couple of crashes and my pc got cycled in the boot start, vista and w7 in the same way with the recovery options without work.

I Was sure that I had to reinstall all, but I saw that my linux hard drive had the same problem too. So then I suspected about something in my bios, because my linux HD never was conected when the crashes started.

So after upgrade the bios and install and delete linux and w7 in a partition some times. After the last crash I saw the graphic x server in linux crashed, so I thought something is wrong with my graphic card.

I remove it and all was ok again, so I started to install software in my fedora HD because I like it a lot, and decided to delete again my W7 partition because W7 without a graphic card sucks. so... I delete the partition that had the windows loader so I cant make start my vista even with the recovery tools.

So I want ask if someone knows a way to add to my fedora installation something to get my original vista load with it as dual boot.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 05:07 AM   #2
linuxlover.chaitanya
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You can edit the menu.lst file in /boot/grub directory. For that you will need to tell how your partitioning looks like.
fdisk -l will give the details. Search LQ for how to edit the grub.conf or menu.lst files for dual booting.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 02:23 PM   #3
Javier Santoyo
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My hard drives look like this

Disco /dev/sda: 164.6 GB, 164696555520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20023 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xdf700d4e

Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/sda1 * 1 26 204800 83 Linux
La partición 1 no termina en un límite de cilindro.
/dev/sda2 26 20023 160629916 8e Linux LVM

Disco /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf71c9369

Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/sdb1 1 10444 83886080 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 10444 31331 167772160 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb3 31331 38914 60910592 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disco /dev/dm-0: 160.2 GB, 160272744448 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19485 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

El disco /dev/dm-0 no contiene una tabla de particiones válida

Disco /dev/dm-1: 4211 MB, 4211081216 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 511 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
 
Old 09-08-2009, 01:21 AM   #4
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Put this in your grub.conf file and see if it works.

Code:
title Microsoft Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
 
  


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