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Old 28th October 2011, 03:58 PM
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after installing Fedora8, cannot open windows xp

Hello,

i have in my computer two partitions : C and D
the Windows operating system is installed on C partition
i have installed Fedora7 in D partition
but when rebooting i couldn't open windows operating System
i mean that my computer starts automatically with Fedora
it does not give me the possibility to choose if i like to open Windows or Fedora
i don't know what shall i do

Can someone help me

thanks
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Old 28th October 2011, 04:05 PM
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Re: after installing Fedora8, cannot open windows xp

A few things to check, all within the file /boot/grub/grub.conf (or /boot/grub/menu.lst). Look for the timeout= line. Make sure it's set to something other than 0. Change it to 5 or 10 (seconds) or more if you wish. Also comment out the line that reads hiddenmenu so it now reads #hiddenmenu. These two things will give you a visible menu with a time countdown so you can choose Fedora or Windows (which may be labeled Other). Make the changes as root or using sudo or su, save the file and reboot.

This all assumes that grub added a Windows / Other option to the boot menu, which it usually does without fail.

Consider upgrading to a more current version of Fedora.
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Old 28th October 2011, 04:34 PM
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Re: after installing Fedora8, cannot open windows xp

Thank you very much

When installing Fedora8 on The partition D, i founded this option "make as a primary partition"
Can you tell me please what does this mean

Thanks again

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Old 28th October 2011, 05:33 PM
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Re: after installing Fedora8, cannot open windows xp

For this (more or less common issue), you might have a try with these:

1) open a shell, login as root
2) nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
3) scroll down and add these lines
And dont forget to change the timeout value from 0 to something like 5.
Code:
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
4) press ctrl+o , it asks to accept/suggest filename, hit enter
5) hit ctrl+x
6 ) init 6

At reboot you should now find the option Windows selectable.

Hope this helps
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Old 28th October 2011, 11:39 PM
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Re: after installing Fedora8, cannot open windows xp

carenamina

fedora 8 is 8 versions OUT OF DATE
and has NOT been updated since Dec. 2008 - it has been DEAD for 3 years

fedora 16 will be out in a week or two .
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Old 29th October 2011, 12:04 AM
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Re: after installing Fedora8, cannot open windows xp

Yes i know that it is an old version
but i am a new user for linux and i need tutorials
it is not easy to find tutorials on how to configure Linux services for a new distribution
in fact, in the begining i used Mandriva2011 but it wasn't easy for me to configure different services:
some packages names are changed, same thing for files of configuration
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Old 29th October 2011, 01:30 AM
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Re: after installing Fedora8, cannot open windows xp

BE WARNED

learning fedora using fedora 8 is like

Learning windows7 BY USING XP

the two ARE VERY VERY VERY different

fedora 16 dose NOT operate the same way as fedora 8 did
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Old 29th October 2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: after installing Fedora8, cannot open windows xp

Thanks for all
i resolved the problem
now i can choose if i want to open Windows or Fedora
Thanks again
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