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Hi, I am trying to dual boot windows2003 and fedora core2 on my laptop. I had initially installed fedora on the laptop and then installed the windows2003. I think win2003 ...
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    could not find /boot/grub/grub.conf


    Hi,
    I am trying to dual boot windows2003 and fedora core2 on my laptop.

    I had initially installed fedora on the laptop and then installed the windows2003. I think win2003 my fedora boot configuration.
    As it stands now I could only find the windows being booted when I start the machine.

    Here is what I did
    Placed the Fedora core CD and booted using the linux rescue mode

    then when chroot /mnt/sysimage

    When I tried to change the Grub.conf file I could not find it


    The grub.conf file present in /etc has a softlink to /boot/grub/grub.conf

    But the problem is there is not directory called grub under /boot


    Can anyone please explain what are my options here how can I have the sample grub.conf which I can use to boot both windows and fedora

    Thanks

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    hi moddemod !!!

    did you try re-installing GRUB using grub-install command ???

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    could not find /boot/grub/grub.conf

    I tried the command specified grub-install

    I had a directory called grub created under /boot but there isn't any file called grub.conf

    All I have are these files

    device.map
    e2fs_stage1_5
    fat_stage1_5
    jfs_stage1_5
    minix_stage1_5
    reiserfs_stage1_5
    stage1
    stage2
    vstafs_stage1_5
    xfs_stage1_5

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    could not find /boot/grub/grub.conf

    I tried the command specified grub-install

    I had a directory called grub created under /boot but there isn't any file called grub.conf

    All I have are these files

    device.map
    e2fs_stage1_5
    fat_stage1_5
    jfs_stage1_5
    minix_stage1_5
    reiserfs_stage1_5
    stage1
    stage2
    vstafs_stage1_5
    xfs_stage1_5

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    could not find /boot/grub/grub.conf

    Looks like I had messed up my MBR.

    As it stands now I could not boot any OS Windows or Fedora.

    The initial screen that I am being displayed is the prompt for grub

    I tried the following approach to atleast boot fedora for now but I could not

    I was using these commands at the grub prompt

    grub> root (hd0,5) as my fedorafilesystem is on hda6
    grub> root (hd0)

    Then when I typed in quit it said unrecognised command
    so I tried restarting it hoping that it will take this into effect after restart ... but I was landed at the same prompt grub again .....

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    Check that /boot has been mounted..if it is on a seperate partition to /
    Many distro's unmount it after boot to save sys resources.
    So the out put of
    Code:
    mount
    should help us.

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    hi moddemod !!

    MBR & Grub problem. .. try to re-install again....
    you wrote in first post that there is no grub.conf file in /boot/grub.. only symlink.... try to copy /etc/grub.conf file to /boot/grub

    check this thread....

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...-not-load.html

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    Fedora uses /boot/grub/menu.lst for managing the grub bootloader entries. Edit that file, not grub.conf.
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    hi Kojak !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kojak
    Fedora uses /boot/grub/menu.lst for managing the grub bootloader entries. Edit that file, not grub.conf.
    No... till date i never even touched menu.lst. always edited grub.conf file...
    i have three other distros in same machine and edited GRUB.CONF for getting Boot options at startup...

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    I am pretty sure they are symlinked

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