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maybe I did a silly thing by removing that windows.... at least it worked even with viruses....
My Windows system had its hard drive partitioned into three drives C: (about 30gb) E: (about 90gb) and F: (about 100gb) when the system had only windows. I installed Fedora 10 on E: and even upgraded it to Fedora11. At that time boot loader had two options to boot. But few days ago my C: in windows had some virus and I had to format it and reinstall windows. At that time I could not boot into Fedora as probably the grub boot loader was erased so I reinstalled Fedora 10. This happened again and I did the same thing. Now again the same problem happened and this time fed up with Windows on C: I installed Fedora 10 on it also erasing windows. But now the problem is that I am only able to boot into newly installed Fedora and do not have access to the other fedora 10 ( on 90gb hard drive ) and the third hard drive (windows hard drive).
My question is :
1) can I boot other Fedora also as it has some data i do not want to lose.
2) will my boot loader be safe now and require no more reinstalls of fedora.
3) Can I retrieve my other windows partition and would I be able to load windows in it and boot from there also.
I am copying below the results of some commands which i saw here in the forum.
[root@pari ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf512f512
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3824 30716248+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 3825 30400 213471720 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 16573 30400 111073378+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 3825 3850 208782 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 3851 16572 102189433+ 8e Linux LVM
Partition table entries are not in disk order
[root@pari ~]# cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora (22.214.171.124-117.fc10.i686)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-117.fc10.i686 ro root=UUID=34f58b22-a900-4b4f-b51e-5a3507a8043e rhgb quiet
any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and Regards to all