Fedora 16 Troubles

Acrob

New Member
I have recently installed Fedora16 x64 , the machine ‘s configuration is
3 HD’s partitioned as follows

hda1 (Ntfs Win7x64) / hda2 (Ntfs WinXp) / hda3 (Logical for data)
hdb1 (Ntfs Win7x64) / hdb2 (Linux Swap) / hdb3 (ext4 Fedora with Grub2) / hd4 (Logical for data)
hdc1 (No partitions, used for backups)

To the problem now, no matter what option I use in the easybcd add entry the machine won't boot into Fedora,
by the way where is this wonderful option Dissent found “adding Fedora to the list with GRUB Legacy” ?
http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=8960&highlight=fedora
I am using EasyBCD 2.1.1 and the list with GRUB (Legacy) has these entry’s

GRUB (Legacy)
GRUB2
LILO/eLILO
Free BSD/PC-BSD
Wubi
SysLinux

So I tried to recreate the issue with a Virtual Machine
The machine has 2 HD’s partitioned as follows to much the reall one

hda1 (Ntfs)
hdb1 (Ntfs) / hdb2 (Swap) / hdb3 (ext4, again the Grub2 installed here)

Same issue appears no matter the compination used
GRUB (Legacy) -> GRUB_ prompt
GRUB (Legacy) checkbox ticked -> Error 15: File not found
GRUB2-> grub> prompt

After some further experiment’s (just killing time:smile:)
-Installing Fedora 15 -> booting success! Using this guide
http://thpc.info/dual/win7/dualboot_win7+fedora15_bcd_on_win7.html
-Instaling PLoP option -> booting success! With Fedora16 I manually choose the partition, but there has to be a better way than these workaround.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Is Fedora 16 using GRUB2 now?
 

Acrob

New Member
Yeap , i can comfirm that Fedora is using Grub2 instaled in a folder named Grub2 , it is also creating a folder named Grub but that is empty
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
There you go. Using Grub Legacy will never work.

Do you know the path to the grub2 menu file? If you don't, I can research it myself when I get the time.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
It's /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Addendum:

Can you browse /boot to find a file with a name similar to core.img?
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Great.

Create a NeoGrub entry with this inside:

Code:
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /boot/grub2/core.img
kernel /boot/grub2/core.img
boot
And test it.
 
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