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agb81 08-05-2008 02:35 PM

Dual Boot Vista/Fedora9 - Vista not booting
I started out with Vista, shrunk the volume to create a partition for Fedora. I installed fedora on the new partition but I'm not seeing an option to boot Vista anymore. I've restarted numerous times and it always goes straight to fedora. How do I get it to show an option to boot windows?

Thanks in advance.

yancek 08-05-2008 03:41 PM

Fedora doesn't have an entry in the grub.conf file for vista. Boot up Fedora and log on as root, type command (fdisk -l)-that is a lower case letter L not a one (1), post output here. This will show your partition structure. You will then need to put an entry in the grub.conf file for windows, assuming it is on partition one:

title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

There needs to be a space after chainloader, before the +1. Also, this assumes windows is ont the first partition so, if it's not post the fdisk -l output, probably be better to do that for accuracy sake.

agb81 08-06-2008 12:10 PM

Thanks yancek, you discovered my problem. grub.conf did have an entry for Vista it was just booting to the wrong drive. All is well now :)

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