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Old 12-27-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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Dual Boot messed up my Win-partiton

hello everyone,
i have a problem with my dual boot (win/fedora) system.
yesterday i installed Fedora core 3 on my second harddisk(/dev/hdh2 & 3) and everything seemed to work great,
but than i bootet windows and tried to access my D: partiton (/dev/hdh1) and windows tells me that it
can't be red and if i'd like to format D: .
i fell off my chair and wondered what could happend. i booted core 3, installed ntfs suppot und mounted my win D: (/dev/hdh1) partiton. everything was there as before so i guess its some prob. with Win not able to read the MBR. I have to add that windows was never able to recognice my 160 GB samsung (D: or /dev/hdhx) as a 160GB harddisk. it could only find/use 127 GB of the 160 GB. fedora was able to recognice the whole 160GB so i installed it on the remaining 33 GB windows can't find. (and yes have updated my bios an it supports 160GB harddisks) ... maybe there lies the problem ... but i don't know how to solve it.
here is what "fdisk -l" tells me:
================================================== =
Disk /dev/hdg: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdg1 * 1 4865 39078081 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/hdh: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdh1 1 16708 134206978+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdh2 * 16709 16721 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdh3 16722 19457 21976920 8e Linux LVM
================================================== ===

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Old 12-27-2004, 09:06 AM   #2
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did you install "lilo" or " grub ".
if so..... where did you install it ? ( i mean mbr or bootblock of a partition ).

Old 12-27-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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i'am using grub
and i think its there
"/dev/hdg1 * 1 4865 39078081 7 HPFS/NTFS"
since i haven't changed the bios's "boot from where" sequence /dev/hdg1 should be first.
but i am not sure & i don't know how to find out.
here is my grup.conf:

# 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 (hd1,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
root (hd1,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


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