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Re: I cannot boot Linux !!!



On Apr 2, 2005 4:56 PM, Pierre Pelletier <pierre pelletier cegepat qc ca> wrote:
> Hello,
> I installed Fedora 4 on my second disk (200GB).  First as a first
> partition, then since I was not able to choose this OS, I took all the
> disk for Linux Fedora. Still no luck !!!  I can only boot XP. I
> installed GRUB on /dev/hdb... what should I do now ?  BootMagic from
> PowerQuest needs a primary FAT to work...
> 

Your system looks first to /dev/hda (primary master hard disk) to
boot, so you need to install grub there instead and configure it to
boot both Linux and Windows.  Boot from the rescue disk (or install
disk 1 with "linux rescue") and then issue the following commands:
chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install /dev/hda

If all goes well, this should install grub to the MBR of /dev/hda and
you will use it to boot instead of Windows bootloader.  Also, look at
/etc/grub.conf and be sure that you have entries for both Fedora and
Windows.
By the way, you do know that FC4 is currently only a test release and
probably not completely stable, right?

Jonathan


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