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13th October 2011, 02:36 AM
I am doing a fresh dual-boot install of Windows 7 and Fedora 15. I got Windows installed, but left the default size for the boot partition to 100 MB, and updated. Then I got Fedora installed. I spent all day in Fedora performing many tweaks, installs, etc. Then I decided to go into Windows and do the same, but it wouldn't boot. Only Fedora booted. I went into Fedora and used GParted to remove the WinSys partition and the WinBoot partition, and re-created them, 2048 MB for Boot (I know, it sounds excessive, but I don't want this to happen again), and the remaining non-used portion of my drive (~78 GB on a 150 GB drive) for Windows System, and anything else I want to throw there.
Now, Fedora doesn't boot. How do I solve this? I didn't so much as highlight any Fedora partitions during the second Windows installation, so I know I didn't touch them.
Thank you kindly for your sufficient response.
13th October 2011, 09:58 PM
If you ditched the original boot partition, and created a new one, I think you're going to need to re-install GRUB -- and perhaps a new kernel. When you trashed the first one, it deleted your fedora kernel booting info right along with it.
13th October 2011, 10:59 PM
Windows 7 installer installs a boot partition. This being the case, do I need to create a boot partition when installing Fedora 15? Also, if I use the one boot partition for Windows 7 and Fedora, how big should I make it?
Thanks in advance,
13th October 2011, 11:13 PM
Well ... that's what I get for making assumptions. You can take everything I know about Windows 7 and hide it under a confused smiley.
If possible, pop a liveCD in (F15 would work, or Puppy 5.01 or similar) and run either fdisk from a terminal, or just run Gparted again, but don't change anything. Just list the partitions, their file systems, and contents here. If you're a GUI sort of a guy like I am, a screenshot of gparted showing the entire gparted window would be good.
14th October 2011, 02:29 AM
Dan (or To Whom It May Concern, i.e., I Need Help, please),
As requested, I have attached a photo of my partition layout.
15th October 2011, 02:02 AM
Shout it from the rooftops! I have just spent the entirety of this last week trying to get a fully functional dual-boot configuration of Windows 7 and Fedora 15, and I have finally found a solution here (http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2010/11/09/how-to-dual-boot-fedora-14-and-windows-7/).
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