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Hi I just pArtitioned my acer one netbook and installed fedora 12 to half my disk. Fedora is working just fine but when I try to boot I into 2 ...
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    Booting into windows with partition


    Hi
    I just pArtitioned my acer one netbook and installed fedora 12 to half my disk.
    Fedora is working just fine but when I try to boot I into 2 options.
    " completely restore system to factory defaults" and "restore operating system and
    retain user data". Should I do Any of these or should I reinstall windows? Thanks for your help!

    Tom
    Last edited by Thomasf45; 05-02-2010 at 01:10 AM. Reason: When I try to open windows partition is where the problem lies

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    Hi and Welcome !

    We have to check partition structure of your Hard disk first. Boot up Fedora and execute fdisk -l command in Terminal.
    Code:
    su -
    /sbin/fdisk -l
    Post output here.

    * Its small L in fdisk -l command.
    Post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf file too.
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    /sbin/fdisk: invalid option -- '1'

    Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
    fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
    fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
    fdisk -v Give fdisk version
    Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
    and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
    -u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
    -b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors


    thanks for a speedy reply!!

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    As I mentioned in last post, its small L in fdisk -l not One.
    Code:
    su -
    /sbin/fdisk -l
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    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x9a0d38ea

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 914 7341673+ 12 Compaq diagnostics
    /dev/sda2 * 915 9838 71681655 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 9839 9966 1024000 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 9967 19457 76236457+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 9967 18253 66560000 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 18253 18699 3583999+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    You have mail in /var/spool/mail/root


    sorry : (

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    There is only one NTFS Partition, 2 Linux partitions and 1 SWAP. Did you create separate /home partition?
    Post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf and /etc/fstab files here.
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    if i type in /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/fstab its says no file or directory when i am in root.... what do i have to type to show whats in them... sorry for not knowing....

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    You can use less or cat command to check contents of these files.
    Code:
    less /boot/grub/grub.conf
    Or Navigate to /boot/grub folder in Nautilus ( Gnome ) or Konqueror ( KDE ).
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    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
    # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
    # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    # root (hd0,2)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda5
    # initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
    #boot=/dev/sda
    default=0
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd0,2)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora (2.6.32.11-99.fc12.i686)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32.11-99.fc12.i686 ro root=UUID=970fb0b3-75bf-475f-afe9-0d6cb26ef147 noiswmd LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
    initrd /initramfs-2.6.32.11-99.fc12.i686.img
    title Fedora (2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686 ro root=UUID=970fb0b3-75bf-475f-afe9-0d6cb26ef147 noiswmd LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
    initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.img
    title Other
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    (END)

    #
    # /etc/fstab
    # Created by anaconda on Thu Apr 8 10:41:31 2010
    #
    # Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
    # See man pages fstab(5), findfs(, mount( and/or blkid( for more info
    #
    UUID=970fb0b3-75bf-475f-afe9-0d6cb26ef147 / ext4 defaults 1 1
    UUID=1de43e35-5a4b-4dba-857b-3bb5f587196b /boot ext4 defaults 1 2
    UUID=bfdc44a2-2e1a-4466-904e-904e597aa3bd swap swap defaults 0 0
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /etc/fstab (END)

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    Execute this
    Code:
    su -
    nano /boot/grub/grub.conf
    Above command will open grub.conf file in nano editor. Put # sign before hiddenmenu line and replace (hd0,0) with (hd0,1) in rootnoverify line.

    Code:
    #hiddenmenu
    Replace title other with anything you want.
    Code:
    title Windows OS
    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1
    Press Ctrl+X, Y and hit Enter key to save file. Reboot machine.
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