[Help] Windows 7 and Fedora 14 Dual booting

#1
Hey guys, im new to linux and wanted to try fedora 14 so yeh i just did a clean windows 7 install and then i installed fedora 14 using this guide How to dual-boot Fedora 14 and Windows 7. I followed it step by step.

I used easyBCD (as shown in page 4) to do that dual boot thing. I can boot to windows 7 just fine but whenever i boot to fedora my computer restarts straight away. Im not quite sure what im supposed to do. so I played around with easyBCD by ticking the "GRUB isnt installed to MBR/bootsector" and i got into grub command line but it says Error 5: File not found (saying that /grub/grub.conf cannot be found or something) . Help me!

Heres what my partition looks like: ImageShack - Online Photo and Video Hosting.

Thanks.
 
#2
Come on man... 2 days and no reply at all?? come on...At least post something like "Sorry, we cant help you" or "need more info on this or that"... I registered on the forum hoping to get some help from you guys ... but ... damn.
 

mqudsi

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#3
It doesn't sound like GRUB was installed, as there is no menu that is detected by EasyBCD.

Addendum:

Come on man... 2 days and no reply at all?? come on...At least post something like "Sorry, we cant help you" or "need more info on this or that"... I registered on the forum hoping to get some help from you guys ... but ... damn.
You know what's hilarious? I posted my above reply before you made your post, and only hit the submit button a minute ago, not having seen your "complaint."

Patience is a virtue. And we all lead busy lives and volunteer on these forums when we can.
 
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#4
yea i know patience is virtue, but after i saw other threads posted after my thread getting replies before me in the duration of the 2 days it started to worry me.

Grub should be installed to sda5 in /boot thing with 500mb. i did a little research in the 2 days of waiting. does this /boot partition has to be in the first 3 primary partition ? cos my fourth one appears as extended and thats where my /boot is...

my partition goes like :
sda1 - 100mb ntfs (windows boot stuff)
sda2 - 250gb ntfs (local disk C: windows 7 os)
sda3 - 1.2TB ntfs (data/files Local disk D:smile:
sda4 - (it shows as extended) Extended
---sda5 - 500 /boot ext4
---sda6 - 250gb LVM

then the LVM groups
-vg_bla
---lv_root
---lv_home
---lv_swap

i did the instruction on that tutorial page (if you read it)
installed the grub bootloader on sda5 and i set up the EasyBCD 2.1 (latest i believe) to that partition... but it never works (comp always restart once i pick fedora 14) so i check the "GRUB NOT installed in MBR" check box thing... and it loads up to GRUB COMMAND LINE saying File not found /grub/grub.conf "press b to boot" , "c to command line" etc

i dont get it ... i installed fedora like 5 times. . grub should be installed .. it seems that its not detecting it ... what should i do ? whats the problem ?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
You need to find out whether or not that file actually exists on /boot/