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Re: Creating boot section from /boot partitition



John Hodrien wrote:

I'd forget the Windoze boot loader and put GRUB in the MBR, but then I'm
clueless on multiboot with M$ in charge. Provide the info above and
perhaps I or someone else can help with one approach or the other.


I'd agree 100 percent. Why bother letting windows know about anything other
than windows, it's just safer not to...


I found out that my fedora2 installation actually did try to put grub into MBR. But for some reason it is not there. I also swapped my partitions, so /boot is now primary (on /dev/hda4), not extended.
Also tried installing grub myself in "linux rescue" mode by:
grub
root (hd0,3)
setup (hd0)


But still windows boot loader is in charge. It's pretty odd that grub cannot re-configure MBR.

I'm concatenating some fdisk info in the end of the mail.

Thanks for the suggestions,
Jaak


fdisk -l


Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 158816 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1       40641    20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2           40641      105650    32764567+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda3          105857      158802    26683965    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda4          105651      105853      102312   83  Linux
/dev/hda5          105857      138736    16571016    b  W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6          138737      156721     9064408+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7          156722      158801     1048288+  82  Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order


grub.conf

# 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 (hd0,3)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,3)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.1-1.65)
root (hd0,3)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.1-1.65 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
initrd /initrd-2.6.1-1.65.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


fstab

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0






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