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Old 07-10-2008, 06:37 AM   #1
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Cool Dual Booting in Fedora 8 & Vista


I've two 80GB HDD's (SATA), I've installed Windows Vista & Fedora 8. After installing the two OS, I got this Error when trying to use Windows Vista
Booting 'Windows Vista'

rootnoverify (hd 2.0)
chainloader +1

A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Now when using grub.conf:

grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sdc1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora (
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-
title Windows Vista
rootnoverify (hd2,0)
chainloader +1

Old 07-10-2008, 07:34 AM   #2
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Please post the output of fdisk -l command (as root).
Old 07-10-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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the enumuration usually starts with 0 (hd2 implies you have 3 harddrives).

try changing this
title Windows Vista
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Last edited by schneidz; 07-10-2008 at 12:51 PM.
Old 07-10-2008, 03:46 PM   #4
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Try This:
Reload vista bootloader first!

Be warned though vista will not play nice with linux tried vista for a week and it wasn't happy until I made a choice between Vista or Linux. I chose Linux stability over Vista Blue Screens!

Last edited by Mojojo; 07-10-2008 at 03:49 PM.


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