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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.
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.