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kdegennaro
post Feb 23 2004, 04:06 PM
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Hello all,
My name is Ken and I live in Sarasota.
I was hoping you could help me with my installation of Fedora. I will
describe what I did and maybe you could reply. I am new to Linux.

I formatted a second hard drive (HDB) and installed Fedora Linux on it. I chose
to use the GRUB selector. When I boot my computer, it starts booting to my
(HDA) Windows ME drive but the boot halts before windows loads and I get the
GRUB text on the bottom of the screen..nothing I can do at this point. However,
when I boot to the Fedora floppy, I can start Linux and it loads and operates.
I do have a display problem with it. Looks like the same screen loads 2 or 3
times and I have multiple headers and some garbage along with it. All the menus
work.

Is there something I can do to enable a boot selection menu? and how can I fix
the display problem?

I would appreciate any suggestions!

Thanks,
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hughesjr
post Feb 23 2004, 08:27 PM
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First for the bootup problem ...

Boot to fedora, login as root, and open a terminal window (Menu - System Tools - Terminal).

go to the directory /boot/grub with this command:

cd /boot/grub

edit the file named menu.lst with this command:

gedit menu.lst

Make sure there is an entry like this in the file:
CODE
title Windows
       rootnoverify (hd0,0)
       makeactive
       chainloader +1


If not, add it at the bottom ....

save the file and exit ...

Next we need to have grub repair itself ...

Make sure you are still in /boot/grub with the pwd command (which means print working directory):

pwd

It should say:

/boot/grub

If not, issue the command:

cd /boot/grub

Now we need to enter the grub prompt .... by issuing the command:

grub

You should now be at the grub prompt ... it looks like this:

grub>

First we want to define the boot drive for linux ... which is probably hdb1, with this command:

root (hd1,0)

then you want to update the MBR with this command:

setup (hd0)

then

type the command:

quit

use the command

reboot

to restart the PC ... should boot to both windows and linux....
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For the graphics problem ... is it when you start the PC while the screen is in Console mode .. but then it works in GUI mode?


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