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Issue with Dual boot in Grub2 between Fedora 16 and Windows 7 on HP laptop ?

asked 2011-12-21 01:50:06 -0500

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hi all, i have installed fedora 16 x64 on my laptop yesterday in a dual boot with Windows the issue is that when i cold boot (turn off and back on the laptop) the laptop i get grub normally but when i restart my laptop via the restart option in the OS grub will merge duplicated in small fonts 4 times on the top side with the start up screen of HP which is the bios screen where is it say press escape for boot option. would you please help me fix this issue as it's really annoying that i need to turn off my laptop instead of normal restart each time i want to switch between windows and fedora??

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please dont edit the question to mark it as solved.

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-12-23 03:35:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-12-23 01:40:08 -0500

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hi all,

here is the solution i made and it work with no problem at all!

  1. First i reverted back my laptop via the recovery disk to its original state.
  2. I re-installed Fedora 16 from scratch.
  3. On the screen where it asks where to install Grub bootloader you should choose first sector of the partition you are installing fedora on and not MBR. in my case it was /boot/sda5 while MBR was /boot/sda.
  4. Fedora now won't boot at all only windows boot as it resides on the active partition.
  5. From Windows use BCDEdit or EasyBCD 2.1.2 to add an entry to the boot sequence of windows.
  6. In EasyBCD go to Add new Entry -> then go to the Linux tab -> then Choose Grub 2 from the first combo box -> give the entry a name (i chose to name it Fedora 16) -> then add the entry.
  7. Optional but it helps sometimes-> add few seconds for the menu to select the OS which will give more time before taking the default OS.

  8. Reboot from Windows and now you have a list of OSes to choose from and Fedora 16 entry exists. -> choose Fedora 16 and here you go you will be directed to Grub 2 and then to Fedora 16. :)

Case Solved :)

Wissam.

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answered 2011-12-22 02:50:57 -0500

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You might want to file a bug report

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