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Hey dudes, first of all I installed xp first......what I did was I made 2 partions from an 80 gig harddrive, so around 40 gs for 2 new partitions......I installed ...
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    dual partitioned xp and fedora..


    Hey dudes, first of all I installed xp first......what I did was I made 2 partions from an 80 gig harddrive, so around 40 gs for 2 new partitions......I installed xp on the first one, then I installed fedora on the second partioning including the root /, /boot, and swap......So i figured "good now I can boot up and a grub should tell me if i wanna boot xp or linux, well heres the problem, when i restart there is no grub and linux boots up first.... So I wanna know how I can fix this little grub issue so I can boot either xp or fedora at startup....

    Thanks a bunch!

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    hi dude !!

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    boot up Fedora and login as root. open /boot/grub/grub.conf file and look for line 'hiddenmenu'. put # sign befor it. save file and reboot.
    if it doesn't solve the problem, post the contents of grub.conf file and output of 'fdisk -l' command here.





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    EH!!!! thanks man worked like a charm, however lol, with my great luck.... my keyboard wont allow me to scroll down or press enter actually i think the comp doesnt even recognize my keyboard during grub lol.....anyways heres my fdisk table

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 5099 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 9951 9964 112455 83 Linux
    /dev/hda3 5100 9705 36997695 83 Linux
    /dev/hda4 9706 9950 1967962+ 5 Extended
    /dev/hda5 9706 9950 1967931 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    heres my grub as well

    #boot=/dev/hda
    default=0
    timeout=60
    splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    #hiddenmenu
    title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img
    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1



    Im guessing i gatta add that hda1 after the xp rootnoverify eh??


    Thanks again man for your help.. I realllly appreciate it!

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    hi !

    do you have USB keyboard? toggle "Legacy USB Support" in BIOS.

    you can set Windows as default OS.
    in grub.conf file, set default value to 1.
    Code:
    #boot=/dev/hda
    default 1
    timeout 60




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    Question

    To setup a dual boot machine with winxp and fedora x, do you have to install winxp first and fedora second?

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    Quote Originally Posted by number3
    To setup a dual boot machine with winxp and fedora x, do you have to install winxp first and fedora second?
    You don't have to do it that way, but it's easier if you do.
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