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winxp and fc 5 dual boot problem help please

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I have 2 hard drives, both western digital 40 gig each. I have Win XP on drive 1 NTFS. I installed FC 5 into drive 2, I chose Fedora as the default boot. I made sure that grub was installed onto /dev/hda <--- at least that's what it said during the installation.

 

When I boot up, it boots straight to windows XP, No grub.

 

 

I ran the FC5 rescue,

 

did the chroot /mnt/sysimage, and tried grub-install /dev/hda:

 

chroot /mnt/sysimage

 

grub-install /dev/hda

 

and got the following error:

 

I accepted the default settings in the installer because I wanted to give LVM a try. After installation, the PC only boots into Windows XP.

 

I ran the FC5 rescue, did the chroot /mnt/sysimage, and tried grub-install /dev/hda:

 

$ chroot /mnt/sysimage

$ grub-install /dev/hda

 

and got the following error:

 

/dev/hdb1 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.

 

df, on the chrooted system, gives:

 

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 mounted on /

/dev/hdb1 mounted on /boot

 

Any ideas?.

 

df, on the chrooted system, gives:

 

 

Filesystem 1k-block Used Available use% Mounted on

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

26282244 2968104

/dev/hdb1 101086 86012 11% /boot

 

IM STUCK!!!!

 

at this point My bios still has CD as STARTUP 1, and HD-0 as startup 2. I have not touch the bios at all.

 

I've read alot from this forum already. HELP , Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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Let's try two things. i have been reading up on a possible bug in Grub and fedora.

 

After you chroot /mnt/sysimage, try running;

 

grub-install --recheck /dev/hda

 

If that does not work once you reboot (it does not give you the grub menu on reboot), then do the same (get into chroot) and try typing in at the prompt;

 

grub

At this point you will get a shell with a >

 

Type;

 

>root (hd1,0)

>setup (hd0)

>quit

 

Reboot at this point <ctrl> <alt> <del>

 

Then report your results.

 

 

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i'm VERY new in this (about 5 days). I try evrithing i found on net to have a choise when i boot, but i was still booting in XP or i recived some error mesage from FEDORA. But i understand this "Grub.conf" is the esence. I remove hdd with XP, reinstall Fedora, logon "root", edit grub.conf and add smething like this:

 

title Windows

rootnoverify (hd0,0)

/boot.ini

and connect again the XP hd.

 

Now i'm happy. When fedora start i have the posibility to boot in Win XP. I don't know if it's right but it works

excuse my english

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