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Old 12-02-2006, 11:56 PM   #1
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installing grub (fedora6)

hey I am trying to install grub so i can dual boot fedora6 with windowsxp.

I have been looking all over the internet on how to do this but im still a little bit confused.

I have downloaded grub1.95 and unzipped, ./configue, and make installed it.
Now what?
Has this installed grub onto the mbr of my hd? Or done something else...

How do i get a menu that comes up when i turn my computer on which i can then select either windows or linux?

help is appreciated
Old 12-03-2006, 12:09 AM   #2
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You're the second person asking today about this. Does Fedora not provide grub? Not even in the repositories?

There is a programme called "checkinstall" which you can run instead of "make install" to create an rpm.

You need to set up a file called menu.lst (usually in /boot/grub/) and then run grub install. You will have to find the documents explaining that either in the source material or in whatever was installed. With any luck you will find something in /usr/lib/grub or /usr/lib/docs/grub.
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Here is one recent thread:

Indeed, grub should be part of FC6..Just type "grub" and the grub shell should open.

You installed the development version of grub-2. I do not know how it works, or what command calls it.

Note that "grub" is used ambiguously---it can mean the grub shell, or it can mean the SW that actually gets put in the mbr or boot sector.

If you post your exact configuration (including the output of fdisk -l) we can give you the exact steps to get grub working.
Old 12-03-2006, 07:09 AM   #4
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

Please continue the discussion here.

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