Another newb trying Fedora
Posted 21 January 2005 - 09:53 PM
CAN SOMEONE PLS HELP ME?
I also tried installing Fedora on one of my other comps and copying the first 512bytes of the partition on to a floppy using the command:
dd if=/dev/hdb3 of=bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
cat bootsect.lnx> /dev/fd0
but got an incorrect function error on the dd commmand.
PLS HELP ME
Posted 22 January 2005 - 08:33 AM
You created your Fedora partitions with the Fedora partitioning utility? There is a mismatch between how Windows and Fedora sees the partitions.
To do it right, I'd create your Fedora partitions with a Windows partitioning utility. If you don't have it, Partition Magic is invaluable. As much as I detest Windows, I even installed XP back on hda1 just so I could use PM Magic!
Anyway, this problem will go away if you use PM to create your Fedora partitions. I'd create a 100 MB /boot partition immediately after hda1 (Windows), then your / partition, a swap partition (3xRAM in size) and a /home partition. Format all except the swap with ext3.
At the end of the install, install grub boot loader to the MBR and tell it you want Windows as a grub boot choice as well.
You should then be able to freely boot between Windows and Fedora after the install. Good luck!
Posted 24 January 2005 - 07:55 AM
title Windows at hda1 rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1 savedefault
With grub, hda1 becomes,(hd0,0) and hda2 would be (hd0,1) and so on.
That *should* get you into windows and should get written when installing grub during the Fedora install.