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Old 04-24-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Fedora 15 beta installation knocks out Dual-Boot

Okay, so today I backed up all my data and installed F15. The installation went fine. I did everything like I normally do. This is not my first rodeo so I am pretty sure I didn't do anything. When it goes to GRUB all it shows is Fedora and "Other". No memcheck, Fedora recovery, nothing. When I went to Other expecting to boot into Windows it said BOOTMGR not found. This struck me as odd. Normally I deal with Ubuntu though. The partition was not formated. Everything is their. There is a file on the C drive called BOOTMGR. So how do I get back to being able to booting Windows? I am pretty good with Linux and I know my way around the terminal so you don't have to take it easy on me
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Have you tried reinstalling grub from the terminal at all? You should be able to do a simple grub-install /dev/sda or whatever hard drive device you have.

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It's a beta.
Usually that message indicates grub is pointed to the wrong partition - maybe an OEM/recovery partition.
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is this windows "XP" or "Vista" or "Windows7"
the reinstall for the windows bootloader is different for each
see the MS website for that

as to fedora -- well "fedora 15 BETA" is the BETA TESTING ONLY version for TESTING only

and there will be bugs
But fedora is normally good at detecting windows XP and VERY VERY iffy for 7 ( the OEM's put a "recovery partition" on the front of the drive)

edit the grub.conf and change the option for "other" from ( just GUESSING HERE ) [hd 0,0 ]to [hd 0,1]

you can find out by running
su -
fdisk -l
this is ALL explained in the fedora docs

Fedora recovery
??? what
fedora never did use a "recovery partition" nor uses a "recovery option"
never did

If you need to use the Install dvd in "recovery mode " or in "single user mode"

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