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Old 02-11-2004, 05:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora + Win2k Dual Boot ( using GRUB)

Hi there,

I am a linux newbie, and just finished installing Fedora on the same Hard Disk as my Win2k installation. I chose to install GRUB to the /boot partition (as opposed to the MBR) since it was recommended by the installer. However, when booting, I do NOT see a GRUB menu, and the system boots directly to Win2k ! I have to use a Fedora Boot Disk to boot into linux. Here's my /boot/grub/grub.conf file:

# 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 (hd0,2)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda4
# initrd /initrd-version.img
password --md5 $1$mMhPDlt7$3ek2n6LuCGlf2APORBmN./
title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi rhgb
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Please note that the boot partition is mounted to /dev/hda3, the / partition is mounted to /dev/hda4, and the Win2K (DOS) partition is mounted to /dev/hda1. Any help would be much appreciated.
Old 02-11-2004, 07:54 AM   #2
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try using a third party boot loader like boot magic.
else install grub on the mbr by booting from the first cdrom and type
chroot #/mnt/sysimage at the prompt and then
#/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda .
then reboot.
good luck!!


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