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Old 03-14-2008, 03:32 AM   #1
iyuvabharat
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Exclamation help bootup option for linux not coming?


HELLO, i have installed linux for first time that is dual booting xp and linux, i had xp and used linux secondary,what happened was i installed fedrora8 i386,in fdrive,while xp in c drive,as i assume that both xp and linux should come as boot up option at start up but linux is not coming i could see only xp.what to do?
 
Old 03-14-2008, 08:13 AM   #2
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what do you mean by fedora 8 in fdrive ?
And where do you install GRUB ?

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Old 03-14-2008, 08:20 AM   #3
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It seems that you installed the Fedora bootloader to the root of the Fedora partition instead of to the MBR (master boot record) of the hard drive. Here is a HOWTO which explains how to setup the xp bootloader to also boot Fedora.
http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html

You also have the alternative of re-installing Fedora. This time, install the grub bootloader to the MBR instead of to the root of the Fedora partition.

Be advised that if you reformat the Fedora partition, and do not install another Linux distribution in it's place, you will not be able to boot windows without a boot disk, or until you boot your xp rescue disk to repair the MBR for xp booting.
 
  


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