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I installed Mandriva 2007 just a while ago . The installation was smooth , everything was perfectly alrite until i was asked to reboot the machine once the installation was ...
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    Cant boot into Mandriva


    I installed Mandriva 2007 just a while ago . The installation was smooth , everything was perfectly alrite until i was asked to reboot the machine once the installation was complete . Now when i rebooted my machine , there was no option to boot into mandriva . I am running Windows XP dual boot with Fedora core 6 . I dont exactly remember what all i did during mandriva installation . Here is the fedora grub.conf file

    # 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 (hd0,6)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda4
    # initrd /initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/hda
    default=6
    timeout=10
    splashimage=(hd0,6)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora Core (2.6.20-1.2952.fc6)
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2952.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.20-1.2952.fc6.img
    title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img
    title Windows XP Pro
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    here is the output of fdisk


    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 1270 10201243+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/hda2 1271 9729 67946917+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda3 5352 7735 19149480 83 Linux
    /dev/hda5 1271 3253 15928416 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda6 3254 5236 15928416 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda7 5237 5249 104391 83 Linux
    /dev/hda8 5250 5347 787153+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda9 7736 8754 8185086 83 Linux
    /dev/hda10 8755 8995 1935801 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda11 8996 9729 5895823+ 83 Linux

    Can smeone tell me how i can edit my fedora grub.conf to boot into Mandriva ?

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    did you change anything in Boot Loader section during Mandriva installation?
    mount / partition of Mandriva in Fedora and post the contents of Mandriva's /etc/fstab file. post the names of files stored in /boot folder of Mandriva too.
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    I dnt exactly remember if i had changed anything in the boot loader section All i can say that i chose the first option (i saw 3 options ) in the boot loader section

    Here is the output of fstab file

    /dev/hda9 / ext3 defaults 1 1
    /dev/hda11 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
    /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat umask=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0
    /dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d vfat umask=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0
    /dev/hda6 /mnt/win_e vfat umask=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda8 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda10 swap swap defaults 0 0


    Here is the screenshort of my /boot folder









    There are 3 files inside the grub folder

    mdv-grub_splash.xpm.gz

    menu.lst.example

    splash.xpm.gz



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    boot up Fedora, login as root and open /boot/grub/grub.conf file.
    add this code at end of file
    Code:
    title Mandriva
    root (hd0,8)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-5mdv ro root=/dev/hda9
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.17-5mdv.img
    save file and reboot. Select Mandriva title in GRUB Menu.
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    tnx mate !! it worked like charm I owe u a treat

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    Glad to help you !
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