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Old 07-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Live Installing Mandriva: At finish, dont load GRUB, starts win again!!!

when i finished of installing mandriva live and i reboot, i hope to be load grub but... it starts win!!! and i cannot load mandriva.
¿where is mandriva if i have installed it?
My partitions are these:

sda (ntfs) win (primary)
sda2 / (ext4) (in win is seen as another primary partition)
sda5 /home (ext3)
sda7 ntfs
sda9 ext3
swap (dont remenber sda code)

A help please!
Old 07-02-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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The installation of Grub bootloader is usually part of the installation process for each distribution, including Mandriva. It is usually the last thing you do before re-boot. Did you choose to install Grub to the master boot record? to the root partition. If you did not install to the mbr, Grub will not be able to boot?

Posting your partition information should allow someone to give you specific advice. Use your Mandriva installation CD and run the command: fdisk -l (lower case Letter L) as root user and post the output here.

If you re-boot and windows it generally means you did not install Grub bootloader to mbr. You can boot Mandriva from windows but it is easier to use Grub bootloader.
Old 07-03-2009, 03:07 AM   #3
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Thans yancek by your reply.
I have yet not be able of command fdisk -l, but i have made several photos of install process (mandriva in spanish) to try understand what is happening:
Old 07-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #4
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fdisk -l

Results of fdisk -l
why it shows sda2 as fat16 if by graphical interface it is seen as ext4 and i formatted it as ext4?

Disco /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x169f169e

Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/sda1 * 1 3824 30716248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3825 5129 10482412+ 6 FAT16
/dev/sda3 5130 38913 271369980 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 5130 17661 100663258+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 17662 25232 60814026 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 25233 25363 1052226 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8 25364 29279 31455238+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 29280 38913 77385073+ 83 Linux

Disco /dev/sdb: 2063 MB, 2063597568 bytes
16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 7872 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x595ee1f0

Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/sdb1 1 7872 2015216 6 FAT16
[root@localhost ~]#


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