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Can't boot Windows7 after installing fedora18

asked 2013-02-28 17:28:15 -0500

Blochi gravatar image

Hi all! Windows7 64Bit was on HDD first before fedora18 64Bit was installed. Now I can't boot windows. I turn the system on and fedora is booting immediately. Even after increasing timeout to 10 in bootloader.

How can I get the choose options for system boot on startup?

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answered 2013-02-28 19:16:05 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Please take a look at this wiki page: Fedora project wiki: Grub2. It will walk you through adding other OSs to grub.

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answered 2013-02-28 19:20:50 -0500

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updated 2013-03-20 10:43:17 -0500

Fedora normally recognizes that Windows is already installed, and installs itself alongside Windows. You may have inadvertently told Fedora to replace Windows. One way to check if a Windows partition exists is to run the blkid command from a Fedora terminal. It should have a line that ends in Type="NTFS". If none of the lines end in NTFS, then your Windows partition was replaced by Fedora. If that is the case, your only option is to restore Windows from a backup.

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