newbie needs dual boot install help
chalquist at tearsofllorona.com
Thu Nov 20 00:02:20 UTC 2003
I just joined this list and read some of the notes, and my impression is
that my question might be way basic. I'm sorry about that, but having
perused the Fedora and Red Hat forums and faqs, I don't know where to go
I've never installed any OS but Windows, and because I'm sick of crashes
and costs and Billgatus of Borg, I downloaded the Fedora Core .isos,
burned them to CD, and ran the install. I'm doing this on a HP Pavilion
8575C. My current OS is Windows XP, and I'm trying to install Fedora on
the formatted but blank D drive. When prompted I said "Everything" to
all the packages being offered.
When the installer asked me to include the GRUB boot thingie, I said
yes. I also told the partitioning to be automatic because I've never
partitioned anything but an office cubicle before. When DOS and Fedora
showed up as default boot options, I picked Fedora, and hoped the boot
loader would let me choose which one at startup. Things went OK until
Disk 3, when I got the following message: "NO KERNEL PACKAGES WERE
INSTALLED ON YOUR SYSTEM. YOUR BOOT LOADER CONFIGURATION WILL NOT BE
CHANGED." Sure enough, when the install finished and I rebooted I was
back in Windows once again.
What am I doing wrong?
Craig Chalquist, native of This Island California:
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