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Re: Vista Won't Boot From Grub Under F11



On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 18:53 -0400, rgheck wrote:
> I've just installed F11 on my wife's machine, which is some cheap 
> Gateway thing. Everything is working fine except that Vista (I'm hoping 
> to be able to get rid of it for her, but not yet...) will not boot from 
> grub. It starts to boot, then dies and dumps me into the System Recovery 
> thing. I was able to restore the MBR as Vista wants it to be, and then 
> it would boot fine again, and so I can use the popup boot chooser either 
> to boot Vista or to find my way into grub. But this is not really what I 
> want. I'd rather just use grub.

Am experiencing the exact same thing. I have used vista AND windows 7
and got the same result.  Vista does what you experienced, and Windows 7
gets a boot mgr missing. 

Goign to post both my grub.conf file and output of df -h to show how
they each relate to what root/partitions are and maybe someone can see
the problem..

[root scrappy ~]# more /etc/grub.conf 
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd1,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sdb2
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=12
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.29.5-191.fc11.x86_64)
	root (hd1,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.5-191.fc11.x86_64 ro
root=UUID=b5dd6f24-c252-4d51-bb85-99d04f023247 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.29.5-191.fc11.x86_64.img
title Fedora (2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64)
	root (hd1,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64 ro
root=UUID=b5dd6f24-c252-4d51-bb85-99d04f023247 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64.img
title Rawhide
	rootnoverify (hd1,4)
	chainloader +1
title Windows
	rootnoverify (hd0,1)
	chainloader +1

Notice above, Fedora and rawhide installs are both hd1 (sdb) and windows
is hd0 (sda).

[root scrappy ~]# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2             260G  3.8G  243G   2% /
/dev/sda1            1008M   50M  908M   6% /boot

F11 shows itself as sda when really it's sdb?

-- 
Mike Chambers
Madisonville, KY

Fedora Project - Bugzapper, Tester, User, etc..
miketc302 fedoraproject org


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