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26th March 2004, 04:38 AM
Here is how to dual-boot Fedora and Windows with the grub bootloader (http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/):

If installing both, install Windows first.

When installing Fedora choose the grub boot loader.

Install grub on the Master Boot Record (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=975) (MBR) of the disk.

When you have Fedora running, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf as root. Add the following:

title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
where hd0,0 is your hard drive and partition. This example is hda1. hd1,1 is hdb2, etc.

You may have to do some renaming magic to trick Windows into thinking it's on the first drive. Insert
map (hda0) (hda1)
map (hda1) (hda0) after title Windows.

info grub for details.

26th March 2004, 10:57 AM
This together with this (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=975) is very useful. ;)