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Re: Dual Boot Problem



At 12:37 PM -0500 6/14/05, Jessica L. Veltman wrote:
>>Try booting with a Windows XP CD and running 'fixmbr' in the recovery
>>console.  That removes any instances of GRUB from the MBR.  I had this
>>same problem, and after I did that and re-installed Fedora, GRUB
>>re-installed itself to the MBR, and it worked fine.
>>
>>Let me know if you do that and it doesn't work, or if it does for that
>matter!
 ...
>I tried doing all of that, but the results were the same. After the
>installation restarted, my computer booted straight into Windows again.

I think your bootsector must be OK or you wouldn't boot into WinXP.  If the
grub bootsector is being written to /boot instead the disk bootsector, this
is the expected behavior.  You could copy the bootsector manually with dd;
something like this will copy the bootsector from /boot to the real
bootsector:

    dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

Look in /etc/mtab to find out what hda should be, and what number /boot is
on.  On mine it's actually hde and hde3, so YMMV.  dd is very low level and
is often used to erase entire disks.  The blocksize and count are
/important/.  You Have Been Warned.
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