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Old 07-21-2004, 01:20 PM   #1
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Installing fedora Core ?

I am linux "NEWBIE". I purchased a book "Linux For Non-Geeks" which came with a 2 Disc set of Fedora Core.I have a 2 hard drive dell . I emptied the second drive and installed the fedora on here according to the directions in the book. Everything seemed to go quite well during installation, but after the install and reboot I got a black screen with the word "Grub" in white on the upper left corner and could not boot into either linux or windows. I was able to boot into linux by using the linux startup Floppy Disc, but was not able to find windows at all.I never was presented with a choice of booting to either system as was supposed to . I am sure I did something wrong to cause this and wonder if anyone can pin point what it is before i try again. In order to get windows back I had to remove second hard drive cables and then do a Windows repair install in order not to lose everything. Any help will be appreciated.
Old 07-21-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure this is a bug, as I have a Dell too and the same exact thing happened to me. Here is what I did to correct the problem:

1.) Pop in the Rescue CD and reboot, booting from the rescue CD.

2.) In the command line, type: linux rescue

3.) Then type these commands:

chroot /mnt/sysimage <ENTER>
grub-install /dev/hda <ENTER>
exit <ENTER>
exit <ENTER>

I hope this works for you as it did for me!
Old 07-24-2004, 10:17 AM   #3
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I Formated and reinstalled fedora core1 on second hard drive and dclined to install Grub Boot loader and I am now able to boot into Windows the normal way and use the fedora startup disc to boot into Fedora when i want to ,which is good for me because I am not sure I want to abandon windows yet,I can now learn linux at my own pace and decide that later, while keeping alll my programs and files intact


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