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Old 03-03-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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windows xp and fedora 3


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Been reading alot and need more guide before I attempt to try. I have a computer running xp (single drive). I did partitioned the drive and installed fedora core 3 on second partition (hda2 = /boot). Installed it in expert mode and got my usb thumb drive recognized as /sda1. Also installed the boot loader on /boot (didn't want to do on MBR because of others experiencing issues). Anyway, I read that I can create a boot image on the thumb drive. Can some list the commands to accomplish this? This threads discusses what sounds like I would want (www dot linuxquestions dot org/questions/history/287446). However, how do I do it for the thumb drive? thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 05:26 AM   #2
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i dont know about the boot drive.. but i have XP(SP2) and fedora 3 dual booting using grub without a problem
 
Old 03-04-2005, 06:56 AM   #3
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I think it was core 2 that had an odd bug with dual booting, but core 3 works fine.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 07:19 AM   #4
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well all i can say is mine works sweet the only issue i have had is that grub only gives me 3 seconds to choose windows... anyone any idea how to legthen that??
 
Old 03-04-2005, 09:15 AM   #5
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Yeah, set the "timeout" from 3 to 10.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 09:54 AM   #6
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thanks, that's good info. I would still like to know how to mount, create, and copy the boot image to my usb thumbdrive on sda1. If anyone else knows, please post your reply.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 01:48 AM   #7
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Try grub-install /dev/sda1. this is trial and error, so may not work. If you decide to try it out post your results coz I would like to try something similar for backups in the near future.
 
  


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