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11th February 2006, 08:53 AM
I installed Fedora, verbatim pretty much from the guide, and it does not boot. I boot directly to Windows. I have two sata drives. sda is winxp and sdb is fedora. The bootloader is on sda MBR. Any assistance would be appreciated. (not the same conditions as previous post)
edit: My bios HD boot order is sda, sdb.
11th February 2006, 04:08 PM
Maybe you want to use one of those LiveCD Linux distro to boot your machine, copy, and post your /boot/grub/grub.conf here to see why it doesn't boot FC4!
11th February 2006, 08:43 PM
Here is my grub.conf and fstab.
title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sys /sys sys defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
12th February 2006, 01:33 AM
This is a working, and easy, solution: (thanks Patiek)
Since windows was booting fine, original MBR on sda ok.
Unplug sda from sata port #1, keep sdb plugged into sata2 port #2.
Rerun whole install.
Fedora creates a new MBR for the secondary drive.
Continue with installation untill Fedora is working properly.
Shut down. Plug in sda into sata2 port #1.
Switch between Fedora and sda (WinXP for me) via BIOS mobo boot order.
Procedure was recommend since there were other unknown conflicts in my disaster of an installation attempt :cool:
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