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Hi all Iam new to linux I have these partition on my Windows operating system:- (c) primary disk of ntfs file system (d) logical disk of ntfs file system (f) ...
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    Install linux from grub commands


    Hi all
    Iam new to linux
    I have these partition on my Windows operating system:-
    (c) primary disk of ntfs file system
    (d) logical disk of ntfs file system
    (f) logical disk of fat32 file system


    F:\Fedora-9-i386-disc1_1\isolinux\vmlinuz

    Iwant to use grub commands to install linux on (f) disk of windows

    I have typed the following
    grub> install dev/(hd0,5)/Fedora-9-i386-disc1_1/isolinux/vmlinuz
    but I have got the error 15 :- file not found
    1- What is the error that I have made?
    2-should I change (f) local disk to swap2 , ext3 or another file system ?

    and please give me advices to install linux from hard disk is there other ways than grub commands?
    observe that my cd rom has damaged.

    thanks in advance

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    It is my understanding that it is possible to have a Linux system on a Fat32 partition but it is not a good idea and performance will be poor. For your Linux partition, you should use ext2, ext3, reiser or whatever Fedora uses by default.

    If you want to boot with Grub, you will need to install the Grub stage1 file to the mbr of the first disk for it to boot.

    Assuming you are unable to boot Fedora?, do you have a Live CD you can use to run the command "fdisk -l" (w/o quotes, Lower case letter L), and also get the file menu.lst from the /boot/grub directory of Fedora to post both here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    If you want to boot with Grub, you will need to install the Grub stage1 file to the mbr of the first disk for it to boot.

    Assuming you are unable to boot Fedora?, do you have a Live CD you can use to run the command "fdisk -l" (w/o quotes, Lower case letter L), and also get the file menu.lst from the /boot/grub directory of Fedora to post both here.
    Thank you for reply
    I have two questions
    firstly how tp install grub stage1 to the mbr?
    secondly How I can copy the content of the menu.Lst and stage1 files
    ?

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