Vista and fedora core 7

#1
Sorry for my lacking of knowledge.I'm a nooob in this field.
I have installed successfully dual vista 32/64 bit
But with fedora core it totally screw me.
I have install fedora core with grub in partition bootsector.
But when I create a loader for it in easycd boot it totally ignored and boot to vista.dunno why ? Do I have to uninstall grub?
Everything seems so easy with XP and boot magic but with Vista I don't understand at all.
 
#3
I already read that.
First,when I choose the linux->grub->choose the partition,save,reboot and it prompts invalid hard disk or sth like that.
Second,when use the Neogrub bootloader and add the text in my grub config(copy thanks by total commander and ext2 plugin) it always goes back to the windows boot manager.
 

mqudsi

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#4
Can you post your menu.lst here?
 
#5
Code:
title Fedora-base (2.6.21-1.3194.fc7) 
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/store/store0 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.img
I use fedora core make linux partition into 2.the first is boot partition (fedora called sda8 and ext3). the second one(fedora called sda9)contains store0(data) and store1(swap)which use the NTLVM format.
And I also note that after I tried update the easyBCD 1.7.1 my linux boot partition in the list of easybcd is 5.
At this time I am too eager to re-use linux to test the new PCSX2 0.94 with 64-bit so please don't let me down.
 
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mqudsi

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#6
Try this:

Code:
title Fedora-base (2.6.21-1.3194.fc7) 
    find --set-root /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/store/store0 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.img
 
#7
I also tried that already b4. I don't know but in my Vista 64 bit root directory [hd(0,0)] there's also another menu.lst file which contains only title vista (not fedora).I think that's not important because I installed easyBCD in my vista 32 bit on another harddisk.Correct me if I'm wrong.
I don't blame easyBCD for anything because I feel something weird with my setting and with my lack of knowledge.Just because I feel so hopeless .b4 I installed linux very easy with boot magic in win xp.
 
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mqudsi

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#8
It uses the menu.lst on your boot drive. That may or may not be the x86 or x64 - I don't know.

EasyBCD | Diagnostics | Copy Debug Data then paste it in a reply.
 
#9
sorry for being late.My internet connection was corruppted in the last few days.Here is my debug data:
Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
displayorder            {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
                        {051e29f5-8de1-11dc-af2f-0016e653cc63}
                        {051e29ff-8de1-11dc-af2f-0016e653cc63}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 5

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {e8709fb6-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
nx                      OptOut

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {051e29f5-8de1-11dc-af2f-0016e653cc63}
device                  partition=I:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit
loadoptions             DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
systemroot              \Windows

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {051e29ff-8de1-11dc-af2f-0016e653cc63}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NST\NeoGrub.mbr
description             NeoGrub Bootloader
And this is not like my menu.lst in the boot drive.My menu.lst in the boot drive and in the NST folder is differrent.Is that the cause for me that not be able to boot in fedora core
 
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mqudsi

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#10
OK, you're using the correct menu.lst file (C:\NST\menu.lst) - no problems there.

Try reinstalling GRUB with the Super GRUB Disk as detailed here: Linux - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki then add the Linux entry in EasyBCD without the GRUB isn't installed option.