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dual boot option for fedora 18

asked 2013-06-04 19:41:30 -0500

updated 2013-06-04 22:54:10 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi. I am new to linux. I had windows xp previously installed on primary harddisk(38.7gb) and now i installed fedora 18 gnome on my second drive(38.7gb). The problem i have now is i can run xp fine but fedora is not working at all. I thought that fedora would itself make a dual boot option. But it didnt. I can run fedora fine if i boot from the second drive by removing the first one. Isnt there anyway i could make xp or fedora give me a dual boot option before starting??

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When you say drive, do you mean partition? Check the output of sudo fdisk -l and please update the question description with it.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-06-04 22:53:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-04 20:34:26 -0500

armandrix gravatar image

Hi xiao xiao

If fedora or other linux distro don´t install a dual boot manager with micosofre it's quite right, once the next update of windows will destroy this. The only safe way you can do that is to setup a dual boot in windows itself. You can try the directions in replacing the "other os" with your Fedora installation settings. You also can consider to have a pendrive or other media with a boot loader installed on it. Verify what is supported by your machine.

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Thankyou armandrix1. i will try doing that.

xiao xiao gravatar imagexiao xiao ( 2013-06-04 20:56:31 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-06-05 23:40:03 -0500

vijayan gravatar image

updated 2013-06-05 23:41:16 -0500

Check the bootlaoder, where it is installed. The problem is the bootlaoder has been installed in a different drive.

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