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Old 09-29-2004, 01:24 AM   #1
Samoht Gnir
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Angry Total Newb.. Grub, Fedora...

okay.. here's the situation.. I'm just getting into linux.. so I don't know too much yet.. so please bare with me.

I got a copy of Fedora, and I just installed it on it's own partition on my computer, which had WinXp Home on it before. (and still does on a separate partition)

Fedora came with a boot loader, GRUB, which at first was quite confusing, but after a little research I can now boot into Windows. The problem is, I still can't figure out how to boot into Fedora. I know I have to load the kernel before I boot, but what do I type in?

For Windows I type:
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

and I know for Fedora I need to type:
root (hd1,0)
kernel /???????????

Can you tell what I don't know.. the ???????'s if you don't.. (ya like you guys are dumb.. not.. lol) Anyway's please help.. and Thanks in advance for anyone who does.
Old 09-29-2004, 02:23 AM   #2
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I have something like that (FedoraCore2):
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/12 rhgb quiet

but your vmlinuz can be named different (kernel version)

Also when you type root (hd1,0) this would indicate another hard disk not another partition. Partition should be (hd0,1), (hd0,2),etc.

I think it might be difficult to find your 'kernel /blahblah' line without viewing /boot directory.

You should have configured grub during fedora installation. Or create bootdisk.
Old 10-25-2004, 11:22 PM   #3
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are you using knoppix to read and write your hard drive partitions for linux?

1) copy to floppy or to your xp your linux /etc/fstab
2) copy your /boot folder contents and /boot/grub folder contents

one way is
navigate to /dev/hda5 (example only) and assuming its the /boot partition
ls -l > /mnt/floppy/hda5 creates a file of the list command for that partition

if you have no separate /boot partition as its a subfolder of / then navigate into like
cd /dev/hda5/boot and repeat command

or if too hard just write down the filenames of /boot and /boot/grub ok?
Old 10-25-2004, 11:47 PM   #4
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what version of fedora do you have


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