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Old 12-26-2007, 03:13 AM   #1
tagwar
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The Dual boot Fedora Core 2 & XP SP2




Hi there
i hope to get help in the below

I installed Fedora Core (2.6.11-1_fc4smp)on my XP machine on a the same hard drive.
XP was installed first.
The dual boot works great but every time I turn on the PC it defaults to Linux unless I'm quick (under 10 seconds) to select Windows.
I only have Linux installed to play around with it and I would like the PC to boot XP by default.


Is this possible?

or if i want to remove the boot screen of Fedora and make the default boot loader is for windows not for Fedora

Something more

How to remove the Fedora partition or instillation with out affecting my XP system


thanks in advance.


 
Old 12-26-2007, 03:21 AM   #2
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You can make Windows load by default by editing the GRUB config file (I assume Fedora uses GRUB by default), /boot/grub/menu.lst and changing the line "default x" where x is a number, corresponding to which entry in the file to boot and counting starts from 0. So, the first entry will be 0, the second 1 and so on.

To remove GRUB, you'll need to boot your Windows CD, access the recovery console and run "fixmbr".

You should be able to remove your Linux partitions from Windows. There's a tool in the Control Panel somewhere that will allow you to do this, but I've forgotten what it's called.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 03:50 AM   #3
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Why are you using Fedora Core 2 when Fedora 8 is out?
 
Old 12-26-2007, 04:13 AM   #4
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directly boot windows

[QUOTE=Nylex;3001645]

To remove GRUB, you'll need to boot your Windows CD, access the recovery console and run "fixmbr".
QUOTE]

this one working very fine
but now i lose fedore
it's still installed but not prompet for chose
directly boot windows
 
Old 12-26-2007, 04:16 AM   #5
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Why are you using Fedora Core 2 when Fedora 8 is out?

i am not using
but it was installed and i am trying to make it more friendly

someone insall before
 
Old 12-26-2007, 03:47 PM   #6
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i am not using
but it was installed and i am trying to make it more friendly

someone insall before
I would upgrade to fedora 8, it would be alot easier for you to use
 
Old 12-26-2007, 04:35 PM   #7
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If you did "fixmbr" but you still want to be able to use fedora you will have to reinstall grub... Why not install a newer version of Fedora, this will put grub back at the same time
 
Old 12-30-2007, 01:41 AM   #8
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If you did "fixmbr" but you still want to be able to use fedora you will have to reinstall grub... Why not install a newer version of Fedora, this will put grub back at the same time
i think i will go for fedora 8

thanks to whom all read and support
 
  


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