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Old 11-14-2004, 01:45 AM   #1
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The newbie messed up again (Dual boot probs)

Ok, I got FC3 up and running without a hitch, but during the install process I forgot to configure the bootloader for my other Operating System (WinXP) and it doesn't look like it did it automaticly. How do I fix this?

I'm not quite sure what I should be editing, I took a look at grub.conf but I don't wanna break something.

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Old 11-14-2004, 02:09 AM   #2
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be more specific.
If you mean you see the menu for windows (or NT or other) in your startup screen in grub, but you can't boot windows, try this

if not, send as the /boot/grub/grub.conf file contex
Old 11-14-2004, 02:18 AM   #3
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the quick answer is to just re-install fc3, this time remembering to configure the bootloader properly (write it on the back of your works for me). now, if you have stuff you can't/don't want to back-up/delete, then, ya, you're gonna have to post your grub configuration file, and what partition is what (eg, /dev/hda is /boot, /dev/hdb is windows, /dev/hdc is /home, etc).....
Old 11-14-2004, 02:29 AM   #4
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Well, first off, the reason I asked instead of reinstalling is because I wanted to learn how to fix it, so I wouldn't have to ask about it again in the future.

Second, the problem was that the boot loader was starting FC3 so fast, it never even appeared. So to fix that I added a couple extra seconds to the timeout (Now set at 8 I believe) and set the default to "Other" being Windows.

I'm typing this from Windows, so I guess it worked out alright, but thanks for your responces anyways.


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