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Old 01-10-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
Digital Surgeon
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Getting around a cylinder 1024 error

I am trying to boot Windows 2000 Professional with Fedora Core 3 on the same HDD(20GB).
-I partitioned using fdisk first into C: and D:.
-C and D are almost a 50/50 split
-Loaded Windows on my D:\.
-Then loaded Fedora. In Disk Druid, I deleted the C: partition and made my linux partitions in ext3 format.
-Then grub properly detected the other Operating System and added it as /dev/hda2.

But when I boot up I can get into Fedora but not win. Because it says insufficient Bios, im guessing it is because windows is over cylinder 1024. Any ideas on how to get around this other than flashing my bios?

Last edited by Digital Surgeon; 01-10-2005 at 12:31 PM.
Old 02-08-2005, 05:26 PM   #2
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if you have time, you can always go back and put windows in the first partition. shouldn't hurt functionality once both are loaded. get the same dual boot prompt.


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