Yes, this is a VERY common thread, i'm sorry. I've poured thru some of the threads with no resolve and i'm on a massive time crunch. Its my first time dual-booting. I formatted my 153 GB SATA HD and partitioned using XP PRO Setup as follows:
-created a 20 GB NTFS partition for XP to live.
-installed XP on that partition succesfully.
Used Knoppix QTParted to partition the rest of the unallocated space.
- created ext3 Linux partition 6 GB for the FC6
- created swap Linux partition 2 GB
- created FAT32 shared XP/Linux partition 100 GB
- installed FC6 on the ext3 partition
I think i chose the default grub option in FC6 setup but not sure. I guess i didn't do this correctly because now i can't get to XP at all. I hit enter at FC6 bootup to enter GRUB menu, and i see Fedora Core 6 and "Other".
Selecting other just returns:
(eventually I just CTRL ALT DEL to restart...) the more i read it sounds like this has something to do with MBR or /boot partition, but I'm really not that savvy enough to follow all that...
I know that the device should be /dev/sda because i installed on an SATA drive... so I've definetly missed something.
I hoping for a solution to 'reinstall grub' or some bootloader to get back to a menu with XP and FC6...
I dont know the commands for fdisk and what not to get the device information you may need to support my problem - let me know how to be more precise here...