View Full Version : My laptop will only boot fedora, help!
19th February 2010, 09:24 PM
I have windows 7 and ubuntu on my computer they were working fine together, so i decided to get fedora. now when i go to the boot menu on fedora it has a list that says fedora (numbers), fedora (numbers) and other. so i clicked on "other" but it says partitions were not found, or something like that:( i have been trying to fix this for about half a hour, help me please:confused:
19th February 2010, 09:34 PM
What version of Ubuntu . . . ? What version of Fedora . . . ?
And what installer for Fedora . . . from a live version ?
All important to know for troubleshooting because of the version of the grub bootloader . . .
A wild guess is that you had Ubuntu 9.04 with the legacy grub 0.97 version - and then you tried Fedora 12 with a grub2 version of the bootloader?
19th February 2010, 09:35 PM
Do this. Open a terminal. You'll need to enter root password when prompted. Type
su -c 'gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst'
Find the "Other" section , probably at the end of the file. Find the line in that section that reads
Change it to read
You can change the word "Other" to "Windows 7" if you wish, without the quotes. Save and exit. Reboot and try to boot into Windows.
19th February 2010, 11:34 PM
Thanks!!!! I'm busy right now i'll try it soon:D
---------- Post added at 03:20 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 01:42 PM CST ----------
i did what you said and now when boot it has grub but you are suppose to type devise/name, and i can't seem to get it to boot anything except the ubuntu cd.
is there any way to get the same version of grub that ubuntu has, without reinstalling it?
---------- Post added at 03:34 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 03:20 PM CST ----------
And it won't boot the fedora cd, it can boot the ubuntu one.
20th February 2010, 09:00 AM
What do you mean "it has grub"? It only boots to the command line with a prompt that says grub? If so, you need to re-install the boot loader using the installation DVD / CD and selecting Rescue Installed System. There are several threads explaining how to do that.
Grub2 is available for Fedora but I don't think it's ready for "prime time" just yet.
No reason why the Fedora CD shouldn't boot if the Ubuntu CD does, unless the Fedora CD is now damaged somehow.
20th February 2010, 07:35 PM
yea your right, im a newb it was just the wrong cd:). I some how got the grub that ubuntu has but after i did the codes that you gave me it killed the fedroa and 7 partitions. it says that they unrecognized or unused:confused: i just need to be able to get the 7 partition to normal then i think i handle the rest.
20th February 2010, 09:42 PM
What works now? What can you boot into? Looks like you're using Ubuntu?
21st February 2010, 01:56 AM
yea, im using ubuntu. i can only boot to ubuntu because fedora and windows 7 say unused or unrecognized partition whenever look at them in disk utility or gparted. im getting the windows 7 dvd soon so i can recover 7 hopefully; but im still clueless about how to fix fedora.
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