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Old 01-17-2007, 01:35 AM   #1
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Boot Fedora Core 6 with Windows Boot Loader.

I have searched a few days now and have seen nothing that actually got the job done for me.

I have a Sager Notebook. Specs- Centrino Duo 2 gig, DVD/CD Writer, 1 gig ram, 80 gig sata harddrive.

Reason for wanting to dual boot with windows bootloader is the Laptop can play CD's while the computer is off. So when I use grub as the bootloader it does dual boot but, it messes with the MBR and when in Windows XP I can't see my DVD drive.

So what I need is help with this:

dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
Move that file onto your c:\ drive and edit boot.ini, adding the following line:

Which is from this site:

I need to know what to do cause I try this and it seems there is nothing in the file and then it shows the Linux name with XP but, I guess I didn't do it correctly cause it doesn't boot linux.

For example like, where do I install grub if I need to and what to do from the beginning cause, I checked other pages and it seems to start at the middle or end of this process.

Thanks alot!!
Old 01-17-2007, 02:22 AM   #2
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You could also use the wingrub boot loader to load linux. It doesn't change your MBR but also gives functionality of GRUB.
Old 01-17-2007, 02:52 AM   #3
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Im going to check it out thanks . But, if anyone else can show me that other way I would appreciate it. Thanks kedar.
Old 01-17-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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Still can't do it . WinGrub seems like it only sees 2 partitions. And I copyied my bootsect.lnx file to C: and the windows bootloader will not load linux , I press enter on it an it just hangs up for a second and then reboots.


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