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Old 05-28-2007, 08:31 AM   #1
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dual boot question


I have installed windows on hda and linux on hdb and configured grub.conf to ask for a option to boot, but it is just going to windows. Am I missing some thing here? windows file system format is NTFS. Any help would be appricated.

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Where did you install the Linux bootloader (GRUB)? If you put it on hdb, then it will never be seen. (Except by changing the boot order in the BIOS.)

Also, tell us what Linux and the order in which you installed things.

There is an article on booting at my site--link below.

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I had Fdorecore 5 and XP together running on my last system install,here is how i did it, hope it helps

winxp and fc 5 dual boot problem

Run the FC5 rescue

follow steps untill shell

chroot /mnt/sysimage

Let's try two things. i have been reading up on a possible bug in Grub and fedora.

After you chroot /mnt/sysimage, try running;

grub-install --recheck /dev/hda

If that does not work once you reboot (it does not give you the grub menu on reboot), then do the same (get into chroot) and try typing in at the prompt;

At this point you will get a shell with a >


>root (hd1,0)
>setup (hd0)

Reboot at this point <ctrl> <alt> <del>


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