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Old 05-15-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
cagspy
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After installing FC5 system will only boot into windows


Hello,
I just installed FC5 on a seprate disk from my windows XP. Once the install is complete and I reboot. I never get the grub menu to choose witch OS I want to start. I've verifed that I am loading the boot loader (grub) to the MBR on the windows disk. I've tried looking here for some help but haven't found anything so I thought I would post this. I can boot from the resuce disk and mount my linux disk and the OS is there. Not sure why the grub is not working. Any ideas

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Old 05-15-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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If boot goes directly to windows (no grub menu; no Linux option), then you probably did not write grub to the MBR of the Master (windows) hard drive. More likely, it's on the MBR of the Slave (Linux) drive, or written to the Linux partition.

Boot Linux, copy your /etc/fstab entries for your partitions, and /boot/grub/grub.conf and post them here.

Or, try booting Linux and running grub-install to see if that fixes the problem.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 05-15-2006 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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grub.conf:

#grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1[/COLOR]

fstab:
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
 
  


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