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Old 11-07-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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Dual boot, with XP, won't show linux fedora core 4


After wiping my hard-drive I installed XP Home and then Linux Fedora Core 4. After Bios boots up, it immediately goes to XP and will not give me an option to select Linux. I have partitioned my hard-drive. Any suggestions? It's been two weeks of research, and I still can't figure it out.
Old 11-07-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ. Did you choose to install the bootloader (grub) to the MBR during the Fedora Core installation? One thing to note is that Fedora Core 4 is now unsupported and no longer recieving upgrades as well as security updates. I suggest, you take a look at Fedora 7 or wait a few days for Fedora 8.
Old 11-07-2007, 10:17 PM   #3
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There is a way to add the Linux to your XP boot option.
But you will need to get to the Linux partition, this can be done by using the install CD or a Live-CD to boot into a Linux environment and then doing a:
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
and then adding an entry for the bootsect.lnx to your boot.ini file under XP.
Do a search in this forum if you need more info.

Good luck.


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