Fedora 20 Dualboot with Windows 7 - win7 not starting

asked 2014-07-07 11:53:56 -0500

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updated 2014-07-07 14:51:43 -0500

enter code hereHP DV7 windows 7 installed.

SYSTEM = 199MB NTFS no letter C=150GB Unallocated 64GB for fedora Extended with logical drice 700GB window recovery 17GB So 3 primary part on disk 0 İnstalled FEDORA 20 using manual partitiong. Provided FEDORA 64GB unallocated space follwing C drive /boot= 1GB Roo24GB Home=32GB Swap=8GB Finish ok Fedora boots window 7 stop at starting windows home 32gb swap 8gb Install finished OK REBOOT: Fedora started OK Win7 came to point STARTING WINDOWS an nothing more. DEBUG: found that FEDORA created 2 primary partitions 1000mb and remaining of 64GB space Assigned letter E to SDA1 199mb system disk. Worked hours to correct problems. Now I am at the starting point WINDOWS 7 ok 64GB unallocated space followed by extended partition containin 700gb logical drive follwes by 17gb recovery Q: what is THE mistake?

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Can you use something like parted print /dev/sda or fdisk -l /dev/sda instead, please?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-07-08 08:22:05 -0500 )edit

Hi Pete Sorry I cannot do at this time. I deleted fedora from internal harddisk. Now I have 64GB unallocated space for FEDORA on disk 0. Erased fedogentra because disk 0 was with 5 primary part. Windows 7 possible with 4 primary parttition. DV7 comes with 4 primary partitions.JUST to STOP DUALBOOT with LINUX. I deleted HP-TOOLS 3 years ego so I can have 1 unused primary part. I had to go to image-backup. Repair bootloader. Write MBR Using disk managent remove drive letter from 199MB system part When you install win7 199MB partition becomes C: windows F: At end drive letter erased from 199MB partition and becomes HIDDEN. C: assigned to window partition WHY GOD knows. This not my first try of dual boot. I dis it many times with OpenSUSE and UBUNTU. I also have a FUDUNTU installed (NOT LİVE) on Sandisk-EXTREME USB. I have USB3 so ...(more)

oldrifle gravatar imageoldrifle ( 2014-07-08 09:57:48 -0500 )edit

199mb sda has four files in it: boot 14mb bootsave 3.1mb system volume information 8.5mb bootmgr 374kb 158mb free

oldrifle gravatar imageoldrifle ( 2014-07-08 10:52:08 -0500 )edit

@oldrifle, you are listing partitions as they were, partitions as they are, and partitions as you want them to be in the same sentence. Please just boot the installer or a livecd and get the output of the commands that I suggested so we can be sure that I understand the layout correctly.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-07-08 11:42:48 -0500 )edit

Disk /dev/sda1: 208 MB, 208666624 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 25 cylinders, total 407552 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x6e697373

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1p1   ?  1936269394  3772285809   918008208   4f  QNX4.x 3rd part
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda1p2   ?  1917848077  2462285169   272218546+  73  Unknown
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda1p3   ?  1818575915  2362751050   272087568   2b  Unknown
Partition 3 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda1p4   ?  2844524554  2844579527       27487   61  SpeedStor
Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order
oldrifle gravatar imageoldrifle ( 2014-07-08 14:34:14 -0500 )edit