Solution: How get Fedora to boot
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 20:38:48 +1100
> Have installed Fedora on a Second Hard Drive;
> BUT it did NOT write to the MBR of the second hard drive;
> and it's anaconda installation routine refuses to update or write a new
Found the devil. SOmething Trent mentioned about "advanced" options;
and sure enough the ONLY chance to get anaconda to install a *bootable*
second drive is concealed where the sensible would not find it.
Untill they repair anaconda it CAN NOT be fixed after the oriniginal
install. To install to a second drive this MUST be done during the initial
At the screen where it wants to setup "GRUB"s;
there is a option at the bottom of the GUI page that asks if you want to
specify special parameters? .. .. You have to select this option.
.. .. it's text input box is redundant, IF you select this option the next
screen gives you the option of saving the grubs generated bbotstrape to a
partition of the drive you are installing to.
- Re: restoring MBR
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- Re: Help with GRUB
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- Re: Dual Boot 8.2 and Windows 7
... I can swear you chose to install a blank mbr as opposed to leaving the current one untouched. ... you can use Hiren's Boot to start Windows. ... In fact, you can use it as a hidden partition system, without it, it won't startup. ...
- Re: installation problems
... "Allan Adler" wrote: ... > the RH 7 vmlinuz and LILO to the MBR of the HD.i ... install on your hardware. ... to create your own distro, which is basically what you seem ...