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Old 02-18-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Vista + FC10 dual boot help


Hello...I'm having trouble accessing Vista after trying to setup a dual boot. I'm a newbie to Linux...what I did was create a partition in Vista by shrinking the drive size. I do not remember the specifics of what I chose when installing FC10, but I selected the 28GB partition I made to install...and I guess I messed up on the Bootloader setup. Now Linux is working fine, but if I restart the computer I cannot access Vista. I can see my "OS" filesystem on Linux with all the Windows files, but can't access it on startup. The computer is a Dell, and on startup when choosing the bootup type, I assumed the hard drive would be for Vista, and the "utility partition" would be for Linux, but on either, Linux is the only option available.

What can I do to get Vista back?

Thanks.



edit: this is the display of fdisk -l
Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30394 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x80000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1           8       64228+  de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2               9        1314    10485760    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3   *        1314       26825   204916732    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4           26826       30394    28667992+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5           26826       26851      208813+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6           26852       30394    28459116   8e  Linux LVM
and this is menu.lst
Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,4)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64)
	root (hd0,4)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64.img
title Fedora (2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64)
	root (hd0,4)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64 ro root=UUID=95d95152-128f-4d72-a057-a56bb308776d rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64.img
title Other
	rootnoverify (hd0,1)
	chainloader +1

Last edited by Cleric33; 02-18-2009 at 06:07 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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After looking at your grub it is there edit it so windows has a title. and you can see it instead of other.
when you start up there is a grub splash sreen I can't remember if it is an esc key or and up or down key that shows the windows option to boot. good luck you just need to know what key to push to show the whole grub menu. Or it is showing and it is called other .Then you will see windows opton to boot.
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# section to load Windows 2000
# entry 1
title windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
yours
Quote:
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

Last edited by Drakeo; 02-18-2009 at 06:53 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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You might try changing your entry for vista to:

title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

That's the only ntfs partition marked active and sda2 is too small (whatever it is) and sda1 is just the utility partition for Dell.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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I agree with yancek - and while you're in there, comment out the "hiddenmenu" line so you can see the boot menu (add a # in column 1).
 
Old 02-18-2009, 07:45 PM   #5
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You might try changing your entry for vista to:

title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

That's the only ntfs partition marked active and sda2 is too small (whatever it is) and sda1 is just the utility partition for Dell.
good eye I missed that been a while since I seen a utility setup for dell,compaq had one also yeas ago.
 
  


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