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Re: Dual Boot Problem



On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Jessie Veltman wrote:

> 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
> 
> 
You might try this as a different way to solve the problem
http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux/grub-w2k-HOWTO.html
              Good Luck
              Linda


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