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Old 12-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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dualboot win7 & linux


I just installed fedora 12 on my laptop.
fedora is booting and working fine, but the problem is that now windows isn't booting.
when I try to boot windows i get the next message:

"BOOTMGR is missing"

I looked at /boot/grub/menu.lst, and those are the lines for booting windows:
title win7
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

then i checked with fdisk -l and verified that windows is actually installed on the second partition (sda2).

the next thing i tried was to use the repair option at the windows 7 installation DVD.
the problem is that when i try to preform a startup repair, the installation DVD doesn't recognize my existing windows 7 installation, and therefore wasn't able to repair it.

if it's relevant, here are some more details on my machine:
HP probook 4310
windows 7 64-bit
fedora 12 32-bit
i have one sata HD which I devided into 6 partitions
{a system partition of the laptop, windows 7 (NTFS), swap, /boot (ext3), / (ext4), /home (ext4)}

i'll be glad if anyone can help me with this problem.

Old 12-27-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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title win7
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
Windows likes to be in the first partition of the first drive. So, the old technique of spoofing windows might work.
title win7
map (hd0,0) (hd0,1)
map (hd0,1) (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
Old 12-28-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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Why not just run it virtually?
Old 12-28-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jaymarting View Post
Why not just run it virtually?
gaming? I boot into win7 JUST for games.

You need to point grub at the ~100mb 'system' partition windows creates with the bootloader on. On mine it's (hd0,2).
Old 12-29-2009, 12:29 AM   #5
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thank you all guys

eventually i remembered that when having problems with Fedora live CD I messed around with the BIOS settings.
after i restored the default BIOS settings i was able to repair the windows installation using the windows DVD.

the only problem is that apperantly all the repairing stuff woke up the windows genuine advantage



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