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Old 06-28-2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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problem with dual boot fedora 11 and vista

hi all!

i've recently installed fedora 11 on my notebook; vista was install first; the bootloader is on the fedora partition.
the problem sounds like this: when the system boots agrub loader appears and asks me what os i want to use like this:

Fedora 11 2.6.....

if i choose to use Fedora all works fine
if i choose other(ergo vista) the next message appears "BOOTMGR is missing CTRL-ALT-DELETE to restart"

how can i resolve this problem cause now i can't work in vista.

thanks very much!

ps: i've tried to boot from de Vista cd->repair->command prompt->fixmbr and after that i can't acces my fedora os.
Old 06-28-2009, 08:23 AM   #2
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This is a known issue. You need to install FC10 and Vista as dual boot. Confirm both work. Then upgrade FC10 to FC11 without allowing FC11 to upgrade the GRUB.
Old 06-28-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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This happened to me. While installing fedora 11, at some point it asked me to configure the dual boot options. So I had to change "other" for "Vista" and hda2 for hda3. I guess that is because by default it chooses the recovery partition instead of the big one which has Vista.
You should review the partitions fedora does automatically and remember the name of the big one.


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