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asked 2013-03-12 23:14:07 -0500

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I tried to install Fedora 18 onto unallocated space (from the live disc) onto a separate physical disk to my Windows installation. (Windows is on C:, with E: partition for programs. Other Disk has empty space (or did until Fedora installed itself), and a G: partition for files..) It all worked okay, until the bootloader failed. So no Linux for me?

Should I just format it and stick to Windows? Is there a way to maybe get it working? Only wanted it for more efficient Blender/Gimp/Etc, anyway, really.....

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answered 2013-03-13 14:35:31 -0500

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Okay, I fixed it. Something was going on with the MBR and GRUB2 just didn't like it - I had to delete all the partitions on the disk (Luckily had space on the other disk to back everything up), and then install it. Got it running with EasyBCD 2.2.

On a side note, I'm typing this from Chrome in Windows, because Firefox in Fedora almost always fails to load any web pages, and times out. Also tried to install blender from the software thing, and the download stopped about 1/10th of the way across the bar. As much as folks say Linux is better, at least Windows ~works~. Grumblemumble.

Time to spend the evening finding out what might be going wrong, and how to make it work....

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It sounds like you have some networking trouble. You might want to open a new post for help!

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-03-14 19:04:41 -0500 )edit

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