[Panic] Grub fail to dual boot win XP/Fedora Core 3 on Dell Laptop Latitude D610
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I have managed to get my grub.conf via linux rescue
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Notice: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd1,5)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda6
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core 3
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Windows XP
Now, based on this info
1) has GRUB installed at first boot partition?
2) To install GRUB at MBR,
grub> root (hd ? , ?) <-- what should i type?
grub> setup (hd ?) <-- what should i type?
GRUB is chose to install at "first boot partition", not MBR.
How your computer boots: BIOS initializes the hardware and last thing it does is to execute MBR (Master Boot Record) from your first HDD. Now, if you had GRUB there it would present you with a menu and continue executing bootup files of your OS of choice. You installed GRUB to first bootable partition. In other words, there is still Windows code on the MBR which does nothing about multi-boot and tries to boot Windows - but finds GRUB instead. GRUB in turn does not know what to do because it's installed to wrong partition ...
You are not first one with such a problem, search these forums, it is handled here many (many-many) times.
Something is wrong here. You have only one HDD so it cannot be "root (hd1,5)". I would start with fdisk -l to see how HDD is connected and partitioned, then mount your Linux root partition and look at GRUB device.map file to see if GRUB has mapped your HDD correctly. Finally, edit your grub.conf file to make entries reflect the real setup and run 'grub-install /dev/hda'.
You do not need CD drive in device.map. CD is booted by BIOS, not GRUB. You need probably to chroot to make grub-install work correctly. Or use --root-directory=/path_to_mounted_Fedora_root, see 'man grub'.