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    Not a problem on the 'stepping out'... so did I to start working on my OWN install problems!

    If it's just the Windows Loader screen, then GRUB didn't install. Can you boot to a LiveCD and post (one more time here) the output of
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    Once more, apology for the sporadic response. I am not able to save the screen. The last line displayed is (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD). Does this mean anything valuable?

    biniman

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    Vista overwrote your Grub bootloader so you have two options. You can google 'neosmart technologies EasyBCD' and download it. It's a gui written to be used with vista and is supposed to enable booting Linux.

    Second option, start by loading your Fedora CD (or any Live CD) and posting the results of 'fdisk -l' requested earlier. Use the 'Rescue' option if there is one. This gives us your partition information and will enable someone to give you exact info to enter to setup Grub again to boot Fedora and both vista versions.

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    Here the outcome of executing fdisk -l.

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 5100 40960000 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 5101 7652 20498940 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 7653 13861 49865728 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4 13861 19458 44951552 7 HPFS/NTFS


    Thanks.

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    Please, see the attached file for a more readable format of the output.
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    Guys, please don't give up on me now. Help!

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    Put the Fedora CD in the drive. Let it load. Open a terminal and as root user enter:

    grub #you should get a grub prompt which looks like (grub>)
    here you will enter: root (hd0,1) #hit enter key, type: setup (hd0) #again hit enter key, type: quit #hit enter key. This will install grub to mbr. If you have correct entries in the /boot/grub/grub.conf file, you should be able to boot all OS's. You may have to insert 'hide' entries in grub.conf due to multiple windows OS's. See if you can boot Fedora and post results.

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    You can try Yancek's suggestion and try easybcd or you can re-install grub to the MBR. To reinstall grub to the MBR ...
    boot from the CD and type
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    setup (hd0)
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    Ed: Yancek beat me to it !

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    Wow... missed a bit over these last few hours!
    Are you getting any results with GRUB using the previous couple of options?
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    Sorry guys, I was beginning to feel a sense of frustration. So I left the matter for a while. Anyhow here's the output I got when I tried to boot my computer after executing the above commands.

    root (hd0,2)
    Filesystem type unknown, partion type 0x7
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23.17-88.fc7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet

    Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition

    Press any key to continue ...

    When I press any key, I get three options.

    Fedora (2.6.23.17-88.fc7)
    Fedora (2.6.21-1.3194.fc7)
    Other

    When I select any of the Fedora options, it takes me back to the above error messages. When I select "Other", I am able to boot the Windows partions.

    Thanks,

    biniman

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