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  1. #1

    grub does not load

    I need help,

    Im having bootloader problems, I have just installed fedora core 4 it is a dual boot system on two separate SATA drives hda(with windows xp pro) and hdb with fedora. After the install when I reboot the bootloader does not come up and it boots straight into win XP. Iam able to enter as root using the linux rescue and looked at my grub.conf this is what it contains without comments:


    title fedora core
    kernel (version)
    module /vmlinuz
    module /initrd

    title win XP
    chainloader +1

    any recommendations would greatly be appreciated

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    AMD 64 3500+, 1G, ati x700pro 256, dual sata 80G and 40G, Win Xp pro, Fedora core 4 (eventually)

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    North East England
    sounds like the bit of grub that lives on the master boot record (mbr) is not being pointed to by your bios.

    Either change your bios to point at (I'm guessing) your hdb drive, or (bvetter) install grub onto the mbr of your hda drive.

    There are plenty of posts (and a tutorial) on how to do this.


    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

  3. #3
    Sounds like your experiencing similar issues to what I'm going through

    Can you select HDD boot priority in BIOS? If GRUB will not install on hda/your MBR, you can just select (hda) to boot first... Not an ideal solution though, sorry.

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    Question windows won't start

    ok now that I finally got fedora to start everything is cool,except that grub will not load windows. When grub tries to start windows I get this on the screen.

    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1

    Could i be getting that message because i once installed grub on that hd MBR and never removed it? if so how can i remove grub from that hd MBR?

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    Jan 2006
    make your grub conf look like this :

    title win XP
    chainloader +1

    It will probably view windows as well in the bootloader.

    good luck,


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