Help!!! - Urgent Problem

#1
The original condition of my system :

1. HP media center PC
2. Windows Vista SP2
3. 2 Partitions:
C: - Vista system
D: - HP recovery partition

What I did:

1. I shrinked out 60G from C partition
2. I installed Fedora 14 to this 60G space. I installed fedora's boot loader on this new partition. I just don't want to mess up windows boot loader.
3. I installed easybcd on vista
4. I added a new entry for Fedora named Fedora, however I chose the Grub 2 option, it won't work after reboot.
5. I deleted this new entry from easybcd.
6. I added the othe new entry for Fedora named Fedora. This time I chose the Grub leagcy option.
7. Reboot. The oddest thing happened. Boot menu shows two Fedora menu. Vista is gone.
8. I tried the first one. It won't wok.
9. I tried the second one. It can boot into Fedora.

How I tried to fix it:

1. I used F11 to go into recovery manager
2. I chose repair tool to repair it
3. Reboot. The two Fedora boot menus are still there.
4. Press F11 again. The other odd thing happened. I booted into Vista which I was never expected.
5. I runned easybcd in vista. I can't find those two Fedora boot menu. There is only one menu in there named Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (Recovered).
6. I am totally confused with this situation. I added two new entries, one for vista, one for Fedora from easybcd.
7. Reboot. The two Fedora boot menus are still there. Press F11, go into a new windows boot loader menu with three boot menus(Vista, Fedora, Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (Recovered)).

Help fix it back to normal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. I don't want to lose F11 recovery funcition.
2. Fix the two Fedora boot menus to normal condition. One for Vista, One for Fedora.

Thanks in advance for who can give me a solution to fix it back.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
EasyBCD -> Bootloader Setup -> Write MBR
 
#3
Thanks for the solution

Thanks for the solution. I thought to write MBR through Easybcd. However, I was afraid it will damage the F11 recovery boot function from HP recovery partition. Do you know the reason why I went into vista and can't find the original boot menus(The two fedora boot menus) in Easybcd after pressing F11? In my knowledge, I should see them , not a new boot menu. Is there any chance this solution may cause the other unexpected damages?
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#4
Appears Vista's entry was deleted and you were left with just entries for Fedora. Startup repair to recover the Windows boot loader might have given you a new boot menu. Is Vista booting now? Add a new entry for Fedora and you'll have a new menu to boot either Vista or Fedora. Delete any extra or non working entries.