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    Dual boot issues


    I posted this in the Red hat / fedora forum but I have a feeling it may have been in the wrong one, so here goes again:

    Ok I have Windows XP installed on the main HD of my computer, and have also installed Fedora core 6 onto an external HD. Because this isn't the default drive, it automatically boots into windows. I've been trying to configure wingrub to dual boot however I can't get linux to load properly.

    I get both an option for windows and for grub (as expected), however within grub when I try and load linux I get a message telling me I have the wrong type of file system. Or something like that. Basically I have a feeling this is because I haven't got the correct instructions in grub to load fedora, at the minute I have:

    root (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1

    I assume this is incorrect? If so, what should I put instead? Thanks for your help.

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    where did you install GRUB? does BIOS support booting up from External HD?
    I get both an option for windows and for grub (as expected), however within grub when I try and load linux I get a message telling me I have the wrong type of file system. Or something like that. Basically I have a feeling this is because I haven't got the correct instructions in grub to load fedora, at the minute I have:
    root (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1
    I assume this is incorrect? If so, what should I put instead?
    you wrote that machine automatically boots up Windows. when and how do you get GRUB menu?




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    Sorry when I said it automatically boots into windows I meant that it did before I installed grub. Now I get a choice of either windows or grub, and then in grub I have two options, one loads windows and the other should load linux.

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    okk !
    root (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1
    does GRUB display those line on selection Fedora Title?

    boot up from Fedora Installation CD/DVD and type 'linux rescue' at boot: prompt. hit Enter key. this will drop you at Shell prompt.
    execute this
    Code:
    chroot /mnt/sysimage
    fdisk -l
    less /boot/grub/grub.conf
    less /boot/grub/device.map
    post output here.






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    Hi, don't worry about this now. I overcame the problem by installing on a partition of the main drive. Thanks anyway.

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