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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Problems with dual booting

Posted by: KingsvilleGeology Aug 13 2011, 08:43 PM

I have just installed Fedora 15 on a partition of my hard drive with Windows on another partition. Fedora boots just fine, but I cannot find a way to boot back into Windows. I have tried entering the Boot Manager to select Windows at start up and I have two options: Fedora and "Other". When I select Other, I get a message that says BOOTMNGR not located (not exact wording). Does anybody have an idea what might be wrong? Under "Devices" in the files overview, there is a listing for OS that has all the information from my C: drive (on the Windows partition). I have not mistakenly erased my Windows system, but I cannot get back to it.
This is my first attempt at dual booting, so any information you might have on this issue is more than I know.
Thanks folks.

Posted by: michaelk Aug 14 2011, 04:35 PM

Does the computer have a restore partition?
Post the /boot/grub/grub.conf file.

Posted by: KingsvilleGeology Aug 15 2011, 03:05 PM

QUOTE (michaelk @ Aug 14 2011, 04:35 PM) *
Does the computer have a restore partition?
Post the /boot/grub/grub.conf file.


Thanks for replying. I've checked around the Fedora forums and found the problem. Apparently when I installed Fedora following Vista, the grub made the BIOS look in the wrong partition for the Vista boot manager. I checked cat /boot/grub/grub.conf and the computer was mistakenly looking in the Dell Utility partition for the boot loader. I edited grub.conf and everything is working perfectly. Judging from the number of threads that addressed the subject, it is a common problem with dual booting. Thank God for forums.

Thanks for commenting.

Posted by: Archo Sep 2 2011, 05:13 AM

Will take it into account, KingsvilleGeology. Right now i'm also running Vista and am planning to switch on.. good luck to me.

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