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Old 17th June 2011, 07:22 PM
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Question HELP! can't go to my win system

i'm gewtting dyzzy

i want to go to my windows sytem but i can't
can someone help me
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Old 17th June 2011, 07:40 PM
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Re: HELP!! can't go to my win system

Need some information please.

Did you install Fedora on an already working Windows system?

During the boot up in the grub menu (i.e the blue screen (don't worry, not the blue screen of death )), was there an option "Other" in addition to Fedora? If there was, then selecting that option will boot into Windows.

If that doesn't work, try opening each of the drives show in the file browser and checking if Windows is still installed (i.e. One of them contains the Windows folder which contains system32 and all).

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Old 18th June 2011, 08:28 AM
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Re: HELP!! can't go to my win system

Where do i find the the C:\ drive in the filebrowser
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Old 18th June 2011, 09:53 AM
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Question Re: HELP!! can't go to my win system

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxnl View Post
i'm gewtting dyzzy

i want to go to my windows sytem but i can't
can someone help me
please elaborate.......:con fused:

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Where do i find the the C:\ drive in the filebrowser
can u please tell which fedora version are u running.....??
or could you please post a snapshot of you file browser...???
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Old 20th June 2011, 05:16 PM
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Re: HELP!! can't go to my win system

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please elaborate.......:con fused:

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can u please tell which fedora version are u running.....??
or could you please post a snapshot of you file browser...???
did already find the c:\ drive

the windwos folder + system32 is there still

how do i open the grub menu???

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Old 20th June 2011, 05:35 PM
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Re: HELP! can't go to my win system

1. Edit /boot/grub/grub.conf like that:
a) comment hiddenmenu: hiddenmenu -> #hiddenmenu
b) add timeout=10 before #hiddenmenu

2. reboot.

At boot, you should see the grub menu and choose Windows, if you want
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Old 22nd June 2011, 01:38 PM
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Re: HELP! can't go to my win system

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1. Edit /boot/grub/grub.conf like that:
a) comment hiddenmenu: hiddenmenu -> #hiddenmenu
b) add timeout=10 before #hiddenmenu

2. reboot.

At boot, you should see the grub menu and choose Windows, if you want
How do i edit/open grub.conf and where do i find it
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Old 22nd June 2011, 02:08 PM
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Re: HELP! can't go to my win system

$su *Enter*

enter your root password that you chose during setup

Be VERY careful. Changes made as root are not reversible. You could, and should, make a backup of the file BEFORE editing. Do this by entering the command below. This will create a back up file in case you make a terrible mistake.

# cp /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf.bak

you may then edit the file using the following. I HIGHLY suggest reading up on how to use the vim editor if you are not familiar with it BEFORE editing anything.

#vi /boot/grub/grub.conf *Enter*
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Old 22nd June 2011, 04:41 PM
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Re: HELP! can't go to my win system

Found this topic http://http://www.fedoraforum.org/fo...read.php?t=996 there stands this

This is the grub.conf before adding the new partition

--------------------------------------------------------------------
#grub.conf generated by anaconda

default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title GNU/Linux Fedora Core 1 (2.4.22-1.2174.nptl)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi apm=off acpi=on rhgb
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl.img

title Microsoft Windows XP Pro
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

and this

This is the grub.conf after editing your grub.conf

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
#grub.conf generated by anaconda

default=0

timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,5)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title GNU/Linux Fedora Core 1 (2.4.22-1.2174.nptl)
root (hd0,5)

kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi apm=off acpi=on rhgb
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl.img

title Microsoft Windows XP Pro
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

but i dont understand....

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Anyway i get this

# 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 (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root
# initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=0
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.38.8-32.fc15.i686)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.38.8-32.fc15.i686 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_swap rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
initrd /initramfs-2.6.38.8-32.fc15.i686.img
title Fedora (2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_swap rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
initrd /initramfs-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686.img
~
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in my terminal
What now

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ok did edit it

how to save?....
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Old 22nd June 2011, 04:51 PM
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Re: HELP! can't go to my win system

Your grub.conf mentions nothing about a Windows system. And it indicates that Fedora is installed in the first partition of the first hard drive. So unless Windows is on another hard drive, it's kinda rare for Fedora to end up "in front of" the Windows partitions. This all makes me worry for the existence of your Windows system. Take a moment to post the grub.conf after you edited it and something to show the partition layout...
Code:
su
fdisk -l
cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
P.S.: To save something in vi, press the Esc key to get out of the "Insert" mode, then :wq!. But for now, maybe you should not save it and just close vi. Post that stuff I mentioned.
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Old 22nd June 2011, 07:16 PM
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Re: HELP! can't go to my win system

Give the GUI-centrics a break -
for a text editor:
open Terminal;

[rich@localhost ~]$ su -l
Password: (root password)
[root@localhost ~]# gedit

then you can edit (carefully)
/boot/grub/grub.conf
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Old 22nd June 2011, 07:37 PM
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Re: HELP! can't go to my win system

Quote:
Originally Posted by dsnillo

Give the GUI-centrics a break -
for a text editor:
open Terminal;

[rich@localhost ~]$ su -l
Password: (root password)
[root@localhost ~]# gedit

then you can edit (carefully)
/boot/grub/grub.conf
Okay, but edit it how? The posted grub.conf doesn't mention Windows at all. And nothing to show the partition layout has yet been posted. We could guess at it. It does no harm to guess at the the Windows drive & partition in grub.conf. But why not just take a moment to publish it?
Code:
su
fdisk -l
cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
Of course do whatever you want.
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