gt; ... I tried the "another way" in that link, but all
I tested the "another way" yesterday, and it worked fine.
Here's what I did:
(A) Started with
- 1st hd (IDE Primary Master):
- 8G NTFS partition with WinXP up and running
- 8G unpartitioned space (I intended to test-install a 2nd
Linux version here, but did not for lack of time)
- 2nd hd (IDE Primary Slave):
- 8G, unpartitioned.
(B) Goal: install Fedora Core 5 on 2nd hd, and use the WinXP
bootloader to switch OSes.
(C) Booted form FC5 Install CD #1 and started the installation.
(C.1) At "Select the drive(s) to use for this installation" I
unchecked "[ ] hda" and let only "[x] hdb" checked,
because I didn't want to touch the WinXP disk.
(C.2) Let it create default partitions. Here is what it did:
v LVM Volume Groups
LogVol02 / ext3
v Hard drives
/dev/hda1 ntfs 8G
Free free space 8G
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 102M
/dev/hdb2 VolGroup00 LVM DV 8G
(C.3) Selected "(o) The GRUB boot loader will be installed on
"/dev/hda" and "[x] Customize ..." (or something similar)
at the bottom. The list with OSes to boot has 2 lines, one
for Fedora on "/dev/hdb1" and one "Other" on "/dev/hda1".
(C.4) On the next screen (GRUB customisation), I chose to put GRUB
in the boot sector on /dev/hdb1, not wanting to touch the
WinXP disk and to use the WinXP bootloader.
Proceed with the install. At the end there's a button to reboot.
Don't reboot yet.
(D) Problem #1: At this point, you need to reboot but the bootloader
that will be in control (the WinXP one) does not know yet about
(D.1) Insert the Fedora Install CD #1 in the CD drive;
(D.2) Now reboot, from this CD;
(D.3) Enter rescue mode (there are instrutions on the very 1st
screen, basically type "linux rescue")
(E) Now you have booted Fedora in rescue mode.
(E.1) Use "dd" to save the boot sector containing GRUB, namely
the one on "/dev/hdb1", to a floppy.
(E.2) Reboot from hd, into WinXP (no other choices for the moment)
(E.3) Copy the saved bootsector from the floppy to a file on C:\,
and modify C:\boot.ini. You can right-click on
"My COmputer"/ "Properties"/ "Advanced" tab/ "Setting under
"Startup and recovery"; from there you can "Edit" boot.ini,
and choose the default OS and the timeout.
This is the "another way" method described at
(F) Reboot (from hd). Now you have a fully functional WinXP boot menu
with choices for Windows and Fedora.
Note: First time you boot into Fedora, it will finish the
installation (display the licence agreement, etc).
Hope this helps, even if I am far from being a Linux expert.
P.S.: In a previous post, you said you managed to boot into Fedora,
but GRUB did not show Windows. So:
Problem #2: At boot time, the GRUB screen shows only the default OS,
not the whole list, and starts a countdow