Re: bootloader on dual boot system doesn't show linux
From: Jeff Krimmel (madscientist03abc_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 00:21:40 -0800
> fedora core and win2k are both installed. in the past i'd see a list
> of either win2k or fedora. after doing a clean install of win2k (to
> change from ntfs to fat32) that list no longer appears.
> i believe the bootloader grub generates that list, or it may be lilo.
> booting into knoppix confirmed that fedora is still there. hda1 is
> windows, hda2 and hda3 are linux.
> how do i find and fix the bootloader, if that is the problem, please?
> from what i've read the MBR (main boot record?) may be effecting
> things, but that's just speculation on my end.
Hi, you're out of my realm of expertise (if indeed any such realm
exists), but I'll give you what I have. If you install Linux first, and
then Windows second, Windows will write over the master boot record
(MBR) which destroys the data pointing to the bootloader (likely GRUB if
you're using Fedora).
One option I can think of you that you might want to explore (I have no
idea if it will actually work) is to put the first Fedora CD into the
CDROM and boot into rescue mode. You may be able to re-install the
bootloader from there and write the Linux information back into the MBR.
You might want to search on Google for how to install the GRUB
bootloader from rescue mode. I'm sure it's not terribly difficult.
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