I am unable to run both F12 and Vista as a dual boot system, and would love to know if anyone has managed to do so as it is driving me mad trying to find a way of doing it!
I have been running older versions of Fedora and Vista sucessfully for a couple of years as a dual boot on the same hard drive and decided to upgrade to F12 over Christmas.
Fedora 12 is great. It does everything I want smoothly and without problems (congratulations guys!). However, after a couple of weeks enjoying my new Linux experiance, when I returned to work after the break I needed to run Vista (a company I work for have an accounting package that I need access to that won't run under wine), and when I selected Vista from the Grub menu (I believe the settings are correct) and Vista returns a message saying BOOTMGR is missing.
It seems to me that the F12 installation has removed it. BOOTMGR missing seems to be quite a common problem with Vista if you play around with the partitians and the suggested fix of running the Vista DVD and selecting the repair option doesn't fix the problem. In fact, the Vista DVD doesn't even find a valid Vista installation at all.
Obviously, the Fedora installation works fine and when I mount the NFTS Vista drive it is all present and correct.
I have tried installing Vista first, F12 first, partitianing in Vista and in Fedora, a different Vista install DVD, re writing the Grub config all to no avail.
So I therefore wondered if anyone has had a similar problem and fixed it, and if not, has anyone got any ideas for a work around or a different approach that might get somewhere?
I can post any details required but thought I'd try to keep the tech to a minimum to start with.
Thanks very much for any help, I think I'm rapidly going insane trying to sort this!