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Old 06-01-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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install fedora 9 and now I can't boot windows vista

I installed fedora 9 on my lap top so that I could duel boot. But now I can boot my win os. It just goes into fedora. any ideas?
Old 06-01-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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Please post the output of 'fdisk -l' (as root) and /boot/grub/menu.lst .
Old 06-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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Guess you haven't setup your menu.lst correctly.

Go to a Shell and do the following: (if you dont know how: alt+f2 and type gnome-terminal)

su -c 'gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst'
It asks for your administrator password

And then you delete the line saying hiddenmenu so when you boot you can actually see the Menu to select the OS w/o pressing a key. Now you add an Entry like:

title= Vista
rootnoverify (hd 0,0)
chainloader +1
where (hd0,0) is the disk where Vista is installed (hd0,0) would be the first partition on the first disk.

Just guessing thats your problem, if not I'm running the same config so just ask.


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