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Old 26th August 2011, 05:04 AM
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Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

Installed fedora 16 alpha not to many problems. However when booting up there is no option to boot windows, only fedora. What do I need to do, within grub 2 in order to add windows to boot menu.

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Old 26th August 2011, 05:46 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=268896 might be of some help
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Old 28th August 2011, 07:52 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

Is there something more step by step available because I may cant figure it out from that linked topic.
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Old 28th August 2011, 07:58 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

click the link in my Sig about Grub2 and scroll down the page, gives you an idea on how to dualboot with Vista or 7
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Old 28th August 2011, 08:07 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

That seems to require the grub entries to be present in the legacy grub first from what I can tell? Unless I am confused.

Can you cut and paste the relevant section here please?
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Old 28th August 2011, 08:14 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

can you follow this? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB2#Dual-booting
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Old 28th August 2011, 08:16 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

grub-mkconfig leads to commant not found. Same with grub-update
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Old 28th August 2011, 08:25 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

have you got os-prober installed? to edit those entries you'lll have to
Code:
su -
password:
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Old 28th August 2011, 08:25 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

Yes, I have os-prober installed.

From the gentoo wiki, I copied the following into /boot/grub2/grub.conf:

menuentry "Windows 7" {
set root=(hd0,1)
chainloader (hd0,1)+1
}

and that now shows the entry in the grub menu. (my Windows partition is sda1).

After system updates will this entry remain there or will it be removed because there is not a corresponding file in /etc/grub.d/ ?
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Old 28th August 2011, 08:28 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

Quote:
Originally Posted by NBZ View Post
Yes, I have os-prober installed.

From the gentoo wiki, I copied the following into /boot/grub2/grub.conf:

menuentry "Windows 7" {
set root=(hd0,1)
chainloader (hd0,1)+1
}

and that now shows the entry in the grub menu. (my Windows partition is sda1).

After system updates will this entry remain there or will it be removed because there is not a corresponding file in /etc/grub.d/ ?
it should stay there
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Old 28th August 2011, 08:31 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

ok, thanks - much appreciated.
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Old 28th August 2011, 12:18 PM
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Re: Fedora 16 and windows 7 dual boot

Well I followed most of the solutions in here, and windows 7 does show up as a menu entry, in the config files, however it is not in the menu when I boot up.

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