Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2004, 02:15 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: SimplyMepis 3.3 (Debian testing/unstable)
Posts: 123

Rep: Reputation: 15
Fedora Core 2 and windows xp dualboot question (not the hd geometry problem)

First of all, right now I have windows xp installed on the entire hard drive. I wanted to do an instalation of fedora core 2 and have windows boot it. As in, grub or lilo shouldn't boot, the windows boot up manager should be able to do this with linux.

I heard about the program Boot Part, but it is really confusing. Does anyone have a step by step explanation of what to do to add linux to the xp boot menu?

My system:

HP a250n: Pentium 4 2.6 GHz, HT tech.
512 MB memory
HP 300e DVD+RW drive (and a Samsung 440SV1204H cd rom drive)
120 GB hard drive (will resize windows to have 100 Gb and Fedora 20 Gb)
NVidia GeForce 4 MX

Thank you for your time!
is my middle name
Old 09-24-2004, 06:15 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 216

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'd suggest looking at the ini file (forget what it's called) to see the settings that WinXP uses to boot itself, and copy that and modify it accordingly (the lines for XP that is).

I think I may have tried this at some point in time, but grub is actually pretty easy to work with, so I just use grub. Good luck!
Old 09-25-2004, 01:26 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Greece
Distribution: Fedora Core 2, DeLi Linux 0.6.1, Slackware 10.0
Posts: 105

Rep: Reputation: 15

you may try the instructions here:
Old 09-25-2004, 07:42 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
just one advice, resize your partition before install the fedora...
the instalar really create a error with the geometry, but it dont cause any big error


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GRUB problem: Windows XP, Fedora Core 3, Slackware 10.1 zahadumy Linux - General 4 11-18-2005 09:43 PM
Windows XP/Fedora Core 3 question ece30675 Fedora 10 03-06-2005 03:39 AM
Fedora Core 2 HDD Geometry Partition Table problem. morrolan Fedora 1 10-01-2004 09:27 AM
Dualboot: Windows XP and Fedora Core 2 Vectrox Fedora 1 06-07-2004 01:12 PM
fedora core/bios HD geometry mismatch iggymac Fedora - Installation 1 02-19-2004 03:28 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration