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Old 04-17-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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FC5 Install problem ... Dual Boot


newbie question ... My family uses this machine also so I like to keep it dual boot with Windows XP and Linux. I decided to try FC5 and set it up to default to Windows at boot ... when booting it would go to hardware diagnostics. I could boot to FC5 ok. I went back and ran "fixmbr" for a quick fix for the family and now I do not see the Linux "stuff". Do I have to reinstall FC5, can a somehow boot into Linux and make some change to GRUB, or can I re-install Grub? If so how?

Thanks in adavance for any help ...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 01:17 PM   #2
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You don't have to reinstall FC5 to reinstall grub. Skim through this http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144294 and look especially for installing grub to mbr from a partition.

As for what to change in the grub config file, you'll have to post more about your setup (i.e. what type of hard disks are you using, which partition has windows, which has linux, etc)
 
Old 04-17-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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Thanks ... I have read through the link and it looks helpful ... I will try to work on my install tonight when I get home.

current setup:

Dual headed:
1 gb memory
DVD
CD/DVD writer
two IDE hds /hda ... windows XP
/fat32
/ntfs
/hdb ... Linux FC5
/swap ~ 2 gb
/ ~ 76 gb

I wiped out the GRUB using "fixmbr" so now I think I have to re-install grub ... which leads to my next question ... can I boot to linux from my install DVD/cd? If so what cmd do I need on the commnand line?

Thanks in advance ...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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I believe you need to type "rescue" or "recovery" at the boot prompt, but I'm not sure. Check the Fedora documentation (or google) to see.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 05:05 PM   #5
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Thanks again for all of the help ...
 
  


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