Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together
Posted Sep 26, 2005 5:42 UTC (Mon) by jesC29
Parent article: Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together
I got bit by this when I had to reinstall windoze on a machine that had a previously working dual-boot XP and FC2 setup. The XP reinstall overwrote GRUB and then I booted to the FC2 rescue disk and ran 'grub-install hda' only to end up in the same situation as so many other posters here.
I tried the modified sfdisk command and a few other things listed on the bug thread on Bugzilla but wasn't able to get anything to fly. So, I ran fixmbr and fixboot from Windoze Recovery and was able to boot to XP again.
It seems the work around given here is great when you are trying to do an install, but I can't find any information about how to specify the geometry when just running grub-install. In fact, why was the geometry altered just by running grub-install?
Anyhow, I was thinking about attempting to upgrade my FC2 install to FC4 and hoping that would resolve the issue but now I see that some people are having the same problem with later versions of Fedora as well. I have valuable data on both of the installed OS's and I would prefer to be able to still use both.
Can anyone offer me advice on how best to proceed in order to rescue my dual-boot capabilities without having to back up all my data and re-install things yet again...?
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