help on linux installation!

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  1. gvrappu

    gvrappu New Member

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    I have an Hp pavilion a810i pc with windows xp home pre installed
    it had a 40 GB harddisk with two partitions C: and D: C is the user partition
    and D is recovery partition i bought a new 80 GB sata harddisk and attached it to my pc and partitioned it into 4 each contains 20 GB now my compuetr has
    six partitions in total C,D,E,F,G,H I tried to install fedora core 4 by partitioning
    drive H i created two partition's on H: one primary which has 19 GB approx
    and left the other partition 1GB for swap and I started installtion everything went fine and fedora automaticaly identified the windows partition and I continued
    installation and finished everything fine and after that i was prompted for a
    restart . I restarted my Pc and the grub screen showed the boot choice menu
    which included two, one for windows and other for fedora but When I selected the option to boot in to windows instead of my windows xp the system booted
    in to the Hp recovery program which included in the Drive D: which I mentioned
    earlier. how can I correct this problem ?

    please help
    appu
     
  2. mehulved

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

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    Give me the output of
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    fdisk -l
    and the contents of /etc/grub.conf or of /boot/grub/menu.lst. I guess FC uses the first one.
     
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    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    ^^ Its actually /boot/grub/grub.conf
     
  4. Pathik

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    change ur bootloader properties to include c/ instead of d/
     
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