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Re: Windows not starting at Boot



On or about 2004-12-27 19:32, Rick Stevens whipped out a trusty #2 pencil and scribbled:

Phan Qlo wrote:

Hi,
I'm a very fresh user of Fedora that I've installed on a new HD some
days ago.
Now I'm very in troubles because since the first time Windows doesn't
appears at the boot and I think the matter is on /dev/hdb 1st partition
"HPFS/NTFS" instead of Linux.
This is the grub.conf file plus fdisk of both 1st HD (Win) and 2nd HD
(Fc3).
Could you confirm and give me any suggestion ? Thanks


# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd1,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
root (hd1,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Win2000
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1



Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders Units = cilindri of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Dispositivo Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        4864    39070048+   7  HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/hdb: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cilindri of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Dispositivo Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1               1        2065    16587081    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb2   *        2066        2078      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb3            2079        4998    23454900   8e  Linux LVM


You have a 5 second timeout in /boot/grub/grub.conf, so your choice screen will only be displayed for five seconds. If you don't hit a keyboard key within that period, the system will automatically boot linux.

To change that timeout to, say, 10 seconds, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf
and change the "timeout=5" to "timeout=10".
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Good advice. I would also suggest:

Comment out the line that says "hiddenmenu" by placing a "#" character at the left margin. This will allow you to see that you have choices even without hitting a key.

If you want it to boot Windows without any intervention, change "default=0" to "default=1".
Then you will need to up-arrow to choose Linux.


--
Fritz Whittington
Slow but sure moves the might of the gods. (Euripides, The Bacchae, circa 407 B.C.)

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