View Full Version : Install Fedora 2 without installing a bootloader ?

4th October 2004, 08:27 AM

I want to know options to install Fedora 2 without installing a bootloader.
Last time, when I installed Fedora 2 on a Windows 2000 machine, GRUB messed up everything, eventually, I had reformatted disk and lost all data.

I am pretty sure that GRUB works like a charm for 99% of computers. But I cannot affort to lose my Windows partition again. So I donot want to install a bootloader on the harddisk, what are alternative options ? There is no floppy disk on my computer, only CDROM.


4th October 2004, 08:30 AM
This is a known ocmplaint and an explanation of the solution can be found on the FedoraFAQ (http://www.fedorafaq.org).

4th October 2004, 10:53 AM
if your partitions are setup correctly, you shouldn't have a problem, i have 3 installations and one includes w2k and fedora

you did not mention any pc specs but if you have a fairly new pc you can make some changes to your hard drive settings in your bios, change it from AUTO to LBA and it should take care of your issue