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Old 10-10-2004, 06:53 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 2 grub problem


I just installed Fendora Core 2 64-bit on a dual dual boot with Windows XP (which was already installed) to do this i resized my ntfs partition to 69GB with partition magic) so now 4 GB was left to install Fendora. When i start the installation i get the error "unable to align partition properly". I chose to ignore it, since the install said i could do so. The install went fine without problems, but when i have to restart the message GRUB pops up and couldnt do anything... I read of people who couldnt boot windows but i can't boot both windows and linux. What's my problem here?
Old 10-10-2004, 07:06 AM   #2
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It might be problem with NTFS. I would suggest you to create the free space and try install ing on free space. As you have less space to install Fedora core 2, during the installtion just create minimum partions like (/boot(100mb) swap(double of RAM size), / (allow all free space)

Hope this helps.

Old 10-11-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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There are some explanation about your possible problem hear:
I hope this help you
Old 10-12-2004, 05:36 PM   #4
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Well i got it working. I resized my winXP partition to 8 gb and after that the fedora stuff. I guess it may have been a problem with LBA or something. Weird though since i got a brand new motherboard (Asus K8NE). I could only select the auto detect option there.
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I have this exact same problem except that I only have one hard drive. I have tried resizing the partitions as recommend above, but I have no linux experience and couldn't figure out how to do what faust recommended. I would be happy just to be able to boot to Windows. Please help ASAP.
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i didnt repair it once linux messed up my MBR. The disk was new and had no important data on it, so what i did was boot from XP cd and install a new installation, then i deleted all the partitions and made a new one of 8gb. After that, windows worked again and I booted from Linux cd too install linux (warning! when creating auto partitions make sure to check the size of your root partition since you dont want too let linux take the rest of your drive space, do you? After that i had still a lot of unpartioned space on my hard drive which i configured in Windows XP as NTFS.

hope you could use this info, good luck!
Old 10-16-2004, 02:27 PM   #7
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I once had the same problem installing FC2. I've also had it with suse 9.1 both of which use the 2.6 kernel.

I ended up deleting every partition on the drive and starting again before finding a solution to my problem.

I checked the access mode for the drive in the BIOS and it was set to AUTO. Changing this to LBA before I re-installed FC2 fixed the problem, for me anyway. I also prepared some free space (about 21gb) using Disk Management under XP and during the FC2 install, I selected 'Keep all partitions and use existing free space' (or words to that effect)

Try checking your access mode like above and see if it helps.

Hope this info helps


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