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Old 01-12-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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Installed Fedora after Winxp, no grub =(

Hi all, here is the situation. I have 1 RAID 0 SATA array (2 HD's) with winxp installed. A second RAID 0 (2 HD's) just for storage. And two more HD's (Master and Slave) connected to my primary IDE bus. First, the Fedora would not recognize my RAID arrays. So I decided to install on the Slave drive. I partitioned the Slave drive into 20 gig for linux, 5 gig for swap and the rest for storage and installed Fedora telling it to install the MBR into the first sector of the drive. The other option was to put the MBR onto the hda drive, which I believe is the RAID array that has problems being recognized, so I didn't choose it fearing that it would destroy the array. Now when I reboot, there is no grub, it just boots into windows. It's like linux isn't even there. I tried to set the boot order in the bios to use my Slave drive first but that didn't work. I think I did something wrong here and I don't know what. If anyone has a fix for this please let me know. I'm also willing to reinstall linux again correctly in case I installed it wrong. ANyway, thanks for any help!
Old 01-13-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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How the installation of linux is, depends on the distro you chose to install.

My best advice is to unplug all the hard-disks that doesn't need to be connected for the linux install to work. In other words, try only having the hd you're going to install to plugged into the computer..
Old 01-13-2005, 12:45 PM   #3
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Ahh.. I thought about doing that, maybe i'll give it a try thanks!


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