booting problem

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  1. gvrappu

    gvrappu New Member

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    hi


    i recently installed fedora core 4 on my hp pavilion 810 pc which has windows xp

    before the i also created swap and install partions for linux and went to installation

    i choosed the grub bootloader and windows as default and every thing worked smoothly

    and after the installation the system rebooted and when i pressed enter on keyboard the

    grub bootloader showed fedora 4 and windows but when i booted by selecting the

    windows option instead of windows xp the system boots in to the sytems recovery partion


    configured by hp as a result i can't boot in to xp but fedora has no problems

    my hp system has two partions C and D in which C is the main partition and D

    is the recovery partition which is used for recovering system when system is unbootable or any other sytem failiure it is accessed by pressing F10 on the keyboard while system boot screen shows
    IT can reinstall xp on to the C drive by formating the drive again

    to install i bought a new 80 gb hard disk and partioned it with windows diskmanagement tool

    and created the swap and main partion for linux.


    my real problem is how can boot in to xp and what is the cause for this??


    please help

    ASHOK
     
  2. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Arre yaar you must have selected to boot from D drive instead of C. Post the contents of your
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    and
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    /boot/grub/menu.lst
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    gvrappu New Member

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    during the installation in bootloader configurations it showed hda1 and fedora 4 and want me to choose the default partition i selected hda1 which is i assume windows and by the way
    my first hard disk is IDE AND SECOND ONE IS SATA I INSTALLED FEDORA ON SATA
    DISK PARTITION creating the swap an installation partition i bought it afetr my first hdd becomefull

    in think you are correct but grub is showing only d partiton in the bootconfiguration menu during installation how can i direct grub towards c partition how can edit bootconfiguration
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Can you please post me the results of commands I mentioned in previous post. Then I may be able to tell you how to go about.
     
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    HI plz direct de results firsts as asked by @tech_your_future. I hope u aint messed up with windows parition.
    Also try mounting hte windows partition in FC4.

    OPen terminal and as root type
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    cd /mnt
    mkdir winc
    mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/winc
    cd /mnt/winc
    ls
    *****

    If u see ur windows filez then ur Xp is Ok!
    U just need to configure grub!
     
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    At boot enter the grub prompt and type the following

    root (hd0,0)

    chainloader +1

    boot

    This should boot into xp if xp is on the first partition.

    If this works then edit your /boot/grub/grub.conf files as root and add these lines

    title Windows xp
    root (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    boot

    And remove the previous one.. Or just check if your file as this entry.
     
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