FC4 dual boot with Windows 2000
I am having problem when I am trying to dual boot Fedora Core 4 with Windows 2K is as follows.
I have Win 2k on my hard disk and I have some place left for Linux. I have installed FC4 on it by doing 3 partitions one for "/", "/boot" and "swap".
Drives are as follows
/boot = /dev/hda9
/ = /dev/hda11
swap = /dev/hda10.
Windows is in /dev/hda1.
During my installation of linux I am choosing the following options.
1) Choose GRUB as the boot loader
2) Choose Fedora (/dev/hda11) as the default operations system.
3) Install boot loader on /dev/hda9
After installation of linux, I am booting to linux with the first cd in Linux Rescue mode and copying the first 512 bytes of /dev/hda9 on to a floppy as a file called linux.bin.
Then I am booting into windows and coping the file "linux.bin" on to my C drive and editing my boot.ini and incuding the path for the file linux.bin also.
I am using the following commands for the above procedure
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# cd /tmp
# df ľk (just to make sure you are in right environment)
# dd if=/dev/hda7 of=linux.bin bs=512 count=1
Insert MS-DOS formatted floppy into the drive
# mcopy linux.bin a:
reboot and log in to into windows and copy the file "linux.bin" from the flopyy into "c:\" drive of windows.
Now when I reboot my machine I am getting option for both the operating systems, and when I choose Linux, I get a promt with GRUB and after this nothing happens.
I am not really sure why this is happening, I have installed linux prior to FC3 and I was sucessful with the above procedure, but this time it doesnt seem to work.
I would really appreciate your inputs on this. It would be really great if some one can tell the steps to follow for dual booting FC4 with Win 2k.
Following is my grub.conf
#grub.conf generated by anaconda
#Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making chnages to this file
#Notice: You have a /boot partition. This means that all kernel and initrd
# paths are relative to /boot/, eg:
# root (hd0,8)
# Kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda11
# initrd /initrd-version.img
default = 0
timeout = 5
splashimage = (hd0,8)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet