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Old 07-02-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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Fedora 10 Dual Boot


I am brand new to Linux and this forum. I have done some searching and read the sticky FAQ thread, but have not been able to put together a solution.

My machine is brand new (64-bit) and I have installed Fedora 10 using the following instructions:
I used the Fedora recommended partitioning for the hard drive. I had to shrink the Vista portion in order for that part to work. I followed step 5 and put Grub in the first sector of the boot partition so EasyBCD could get at it later.

I then moved on to the EasyBCD part, first using version 1.7.2. The 50GB partition I made for Linux had a bunch of "??????" after it, which was strange. I followed the instructions (above) and left the "Grub isn't installed to the MBR/bootsector" unchecked. When I tried to boot to NeoSmart Linux it gave me the following error:
"Loading new Partition
Bootsector from C.H. Hochstatter
Cannot load from Harddisk
Insert systemdisk and press any key"
Note: I also tried other drives, and checking the box, but none worked and gave me various errors.

So I did some searches and figured installing EasyBCD 2.0 might help. Now, the 50GB partition with Linux shows up as "Partition 5 (Type0x8E - 49GB)". I used this with the unchecked box and tried to boot Linux. Now it just goes to a black screen and brings me back to the dual boot start up (where you can choose Vista or Linux).

Now I'm stumped. Any suggestions out there?

PS - If this is something that has been beaten like a dead horse on these forums I apologize that I am not savvy enough to recognize the solution.

And also, the thread linked below pretty much explains my problem I had when I used EasyBCD 1.7.2
Now it doesn't give me the Hochstatter error with 2.0, just doesn't work

Thanks in advance for the help.

Old 07-04-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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Uninstall easybcd and use only Grub. You can install grub to the MBR using the rescue mode in Fedora dvd/cd.



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