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Old 03-16-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Thumbs up dual boot windows and fedora

Hi while creating dual boot, i used the option "use free space and create custom layout" but i did not get the dual boot option. My sir just told me that, i need to add a line
I don't know when and where to add this line. Please help me.
Old 03-16-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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The solution to this problem is pretty much everywhere.

At the end of the file, add:
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
Change (hd0,0) to the partition Windows is on. A number prefixed with hd refers to the hard drive number, the second parameter is the partition number. The count starts with 0. So first hard drive is hd0, second hard drive is hd1, et cetera. Likewise, first partition is 0, second partition is 1, et cetera.

So if you want first hard drive, first partition it's (hd0,0)
first hard drive, second partition (hd0,1)
second hard drive, first partition (hd1,0)
Old 03-16-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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Your "sir" told you?

Anyhow, you need to edit the file /boot/grub/grub.conf to include a stanza like this:
title Vista
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1

F.Y.I.: You need "root" access to edit the gruub.conf file, so open a terminal and use the command su - to long in as "root" using that terminal window. Then use the command nano /boot/grub/grub.conf to edit the file.

Note 1: Unless you over-ride the default, anaconda should have created a Windows logon stanza for you labeled "Other," so if you see an "Other" option, try it.

Note 2: You may have the "hidemenu" option in your grub.conf file. If you do, you need to press the "Escape" key when the GRUB splash screen is displayed in order to see your menu choices.


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