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Re: Dual Boot Problem



On 6/14/05, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
> 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
> >>
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> >I tried doing all of that, but the results were the same. After the
> >installation restarted, my computer booted straight into Windows again.
> >
> >
> >
> Grub comes up using a hidden menu feature by default. The timing is set
> to 3 seconds or something low. When XP is set as the default boot loader
> and you have a quck booting computer with a CRT monitor, you do not see
> the grub screen at all. Try hitting a space bar during your computer
> booting. This should display the hidden menu.
> 
> It sounds like grub should have installed correctly. I do remember an
> instance during development where I could not get a bootloader to
> install or work. This was on a computer with Phoenix BIOS. I only tried
> the install once on this computer and set it aside. This might be some
> grub boot loader problem with the version of grub on FC4. I believe
> there are bug reports filed on this issue. I am not sure the bugs were
> worked out or are still open. Try searching Bugzilla for grub problems
> related to not installing as intended.
> 
> Jim
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I actually have fedora set as the default, and I have an LCD monitor.
I tried it anyway and it just came up with a windows boot choice
screen, not grub. There is nothing in Bugzilla that I could fine but I
will put it in as a bug. It would be really nice to get this solved :)
Thanks for the help


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