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    Question GRUB manual install and config question


    Installed Fedora 9 alongside existing Windows XP Pro on the same hard drive. Skipped the boot loader portion while installing, need to manually set it up now. I would prefer using NTLDR for dual boot (came across a handy HOWTO guide for that). Need to figure out how to manually install grub to the first sector of linux boot partition.

    So far I explored rescue mode little bit. did a 'chroot /mnt/sysimage'. ran fdisk and noted
    /dev/sda1 - primary NTFS partition
    /dev/sda3 - linux boot

    There is no /boot/grub/grub.conf file. I realize it needs to be created as part of the grub setup. Appreciate all helpful responses.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    You should have installed GRUB in Boot Sector of Fedora's root partition. Now, cerate grub.conf file manually and install GRUB in Boot Sector.
    Execute this
    Code:
    chroot /mnt/sysimage
    ls /boot
    Post output here.

    BTW, Is there any reason for using Windows Boot Loader only? GRUB is one of the best boot loader.
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    Thanks.

    I re-installed Fedora this time installing Grub in the linux boot sector. I am now able to dual boot thru NTLDR. Reason to stick to NTLDR is to not give windows any excuse to hang/fail/crash on me. Once again thanks for your reesponse.

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    Well Done !!
    Glad to help you ! Enjoy linux and keep posting !
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