Hello Members of the Forum thanks for your help.
I am a soon to be student about to take a class using fedora linux.
I wanted to get a bit of a head start and install fedora 12 to get a feel before it got going.
Here is my situation and problem:
I want to install a dual boot system w/ Fedora 12 (x86_64) and Windows 7 (Ultimate 64bit)w/ windows in control of the boot.
After installation, fedora fails to boot when I select it as an option at my windows start-up giving the following error:
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt
Here is background about how I installed and what occurred during installation:
-I just installed windows 7 to a fresh 1.5tb drive.
-After the install, I shruk windows creating 56gb of unallocated space.
-I booted my fedora x86_64 DVD I created from bios.
-I checked the disk and it was good.
-I ran the installer, created a custom layout, select mount point as / file type as ext3 and gave it 40gb of the unallocated space.
-I add the swap partition, and gave it the remaining 16gb as space (double my memory recommended by my textbook I read)
- After writing changes to the disk, I changed the device that grub was installed on to the first sector of boot partition and fedora was ticked
-After the install process finished and files were written to the disk, it rebooted
-After the reboot, the WIN7 bootloader said "Missing Operating System"
(I expected it to boot to Fedora, or hopefully Windows here...so,)
-I changed the active partition back to Winows 7 by running my win7 disk and running the following commands in command prompt:
-------------SELECT DISK 0
-------------SELECT PARTITION 1
This allowed my windows 7 to bootup normally.
-I then ran EasyBCD (1.7.2) and added Linux to my bootloader.
-When I restarted I had the option of booting Windows 7 or Fedora 12.
-When selecting Fedora I get the error message above. (Grub missing)
I have already tried the following fixes (as so not to waste your time if at all possible):
-For this fix I tried to change the boot flag as I thought it was on the wrong partition after reading the above link.
-I ran the following in shell in Fedora DVD Rescue:
After restarting Windows bootloader gave same message as previously:
Missing Operating System
-so I again ran DISKPART to reset my active partition.
Windows booted and I restarted to try and get into Fedora 12.
At bootloader option screen, when I click Fedora 12 I again obtained the error message above. (grub missing)
This is all I have attempted. I'm a complete rookie w/ linux but am anxious to learn so all help is greatly appreciated. (I may need it watered down to a rookie's level however sorry)
I ran fdisk again to give everyone willing to help a little more info:
Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 1024000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 13 175263 1407689728 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 175263 180362 40960000 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 180363 1802401 16378267 5 extended
/dev/sda5 180363 182401 16377856 82 swap/solaris
Thanks again for all your help it is greatly appreciated.