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Old 05-29-2011, 05:50 AM   #1
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Question Dual-booting Fedora 15 and Windows 7

I recently installed Fedora 15. I chose to dual-boot it with already existing Windows 7 OS.

While booting, when I chose Windows option in GRUB, the Windows System Recovery tool started. So I am guessing there is a problem with GRUB configuration.

I am providing partition scheme and grub.conf file as attachments.
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Just change the windows stanza to "rootnoverify (hd0,2)" - you'll need to be root.
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Originally Posted by syg00 View Post
Just change the windows stanza to "rootnoverify (hd0,2)" - you'll need to be root.
Will try that.
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this is a very common problem with win7 form OEM's
they put a "recovery partition on the front of the drive
put MS's bootloader there ( sda1),( hd 0,0) or on the second partition ( windows C:\\ ) ( sda2),( hd 0,1)

The OEM and MS 's fault ( there is NO win7 install dvd)

this confuses fedoras installer

the hd0,2 or hd0,1 should fix it ????

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However you might want to leave MS's bootloader alone - leave it installed
then put grub on the FIRST LINUX partition
then unmark the MBR as bootable and mark the grub partition as bootable
some windows programs put HIDDEN files on the MBR and so dose win 7 ( i have read)
This WILL overwrite parts of grub and the system might not boot until you reinstall grub

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I have had this problem a couple of times. Parted Magic has an "extras" option when it boots that has saved me more than once. Also you can download a Win 7 rescue disc iso from NeoSmart that will help with reinstalling the windows 7 bootloader.

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Windows 7 dual boot ERROR

I recently tried to put Fedora 15 on my computer and when I go back to open up the Windows 7 side it says there is a problem with the bootmgr. Is this something that using the Windows 7 recovery disk can fix?
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Question dual boot

hello i am new 2 d fedora 15.m trying to instal f 15 in dual boot boot enviroment.i have windows 7 in my machine and it have 3 drives c,d,e and 80 gb memory unallocted and want to instal f 15 with 80 gb memory.when m trying to instal using FREE SPACE option in F 15 it become a error and saying "COULD NOT ALLOCATE REQEST PARTION:NOT ENOUGH FREE SPACE ON DISC",while i have 80 gb memory.what should i do now?????
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Boot the Fedora CD. Open a terminal and log in as root. Usually you can do this by typing su. Then hit the enter key. Should not need a password. Then run this command: fdisk -l(lower case Letter L in the command) and post the output here.


boot failure

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