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Old 11-12-2004, 11:38 PM   #1
Stregone
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Exclamation FC3 dual boot problem


Win2k won't load after selecting it in grub. It outputs the lines of the grub config under the win2k section and nothing happens:
Code:
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
I have win2k on hda1, and installed FC3 with default partitioning on hdb. When I tried Gentoo a while ago I'm almost certain I manualy entered the exact same thing and it worked fine. It also worked fine when I tried FC1 before that. Any idea whats wrong?

Thanks!

EDIT: here's my full grub.conf
Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd1,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
	root (hd1,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Win2k
	rootnoverify (hd0,0)
	chainloader +1

Last edited by Stregone; 11-12-2004 at 11:47 PM.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:35 AM   #2
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Boot

Yea I had the same problem with Fedora Core 2. what I ended up doing is reinstalling RedHat 9 then upgrading to Fedora 2.

And when I setup grub, I set XP as the default OS.

I read on these forums that there is somthing that you can do to fix the problem without reinstalling.

best of luck.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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your problem is that FC2, FC3 change your hard disk geometry when they install.

The sipliest way to deal with this is to change bios settings of your disk to LDA.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 10:16 AM   #4
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I don't see anything about 'LDA' anywhere in the bios. Can you elaborate please?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 10:49 AM   #5
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LDA? oops sorry LBA
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:21 AM   #6
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hehe, I just set it. I also did this: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg00908.html and it is still a no go
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:37 AM   #7
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i don't know. I was aware of this before installing FC2, and did the Prevention part
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:01 PM   #8
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Well I just used my win2k cd to do a fixmbr so I could use windows again.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 08:56 AM   #9
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Thumbs up dual boot FC2/FC3

I had this problem of dual boot with fc2 and fc3. I loaded fc3 on hda5 partition. I mentioned the the swap as the one FC2 uses. But when i installed Fc3 and rebooted the m/c i was'nt getting the Fc2 option some how(but i was getting the windows which is present in other partition). Then i solved it in this fashion.
I mounted the partition where FC2 lies(being on FC3 ofcourse) and copied its contents as
# new entry added by me
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
The new entry... is the one for FC2 and i rebooted the m/c...with FC2 option choosen at boot time. It came up nicely...
 
Old 04-16-2005, 04:05 PM   #10
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Dual boot solution

installed Fc3 alongside with Windows 2000 Pro . I have two HDD's on my primary channel, Each recognized as /hda and /hdb. Windows is on /hda. Thus install Fedora on /hdb and you should be fine. Make sure to unclick hda on the screen at install.

I had the exact same problem at the start, think the two conflict if you do it wrong.

Last edited by Digital Surgeon; 04-16-2005 at 04:06 PM.
 
  


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