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Old 07-03-2004, 02:39 AM   #1
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Installing Mandrake9.2 on a Fedora winxp dual boot machine

Hello all,

I had winxp Fedora linux dual boot PC, I had configured GRUB as my boot loader when I installed Fedora. I was being able to log in into Fedora or winxp using GRUB previously.

I installed Mandrake9.2 using "Use Free Space" option, the installation went on smoothly and when I was in the boot loader installation stage, I skipped the boot loader installation with the thought that the GRUB boot loader I installed along with Fedora will automatically recoganize the Mandrake9.2. Unfortunately when I did a reboot after Mandrake installation GRUB showed up only Fedroa and winxp and now I have no way to login into Mandrake.

How can GRUB be configured so that it will recognize Mandrake during boot ?

Old 07-04-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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I really do not know whether my question was ambiguous or the answer was so trivial that 36 people who read the query so far din't bother to answer. If the question was posed in a lousy manner I would greatly appreciate if someone let me know at least that. The purpose of me posing a question is defeated if I see that so many people read the post but none volunteered to help. If many people weigh a question on its merit then why on earth many hapless souls like me stick up the newbie tag ?
Old 07-04-2004, 10:24 AM   #3
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I think there is already a thread for this but the other way around Mandrake's LILO booting fedora. The trick is to mount Fedora's /boot where you can find the kernel. There is a symbolic link in that folder pointing to your kernel image. You have to point to that symbolic link from your grub but relative to your fedora system.

Tell me if this works.


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