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if you don't see it at boot, it's not there obviously
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post #22 of 62
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would it matter what file system im choosing???

it gives me options like: ext2, ext3, efi, xfs, software raid, vfat, physical volume (LVM), and one other one.

i think i did ext3.

and i did 8gig of swap memory or whatever it is.
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post #23 of 62
8GB for swap is way too much. 1 is enough.
I'll try to make a screenshot from fedora installation to show you the mbr part.
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post #24 of 62
to cehck if it is there at boot keep hitting escape after post...sometimes it is isntalled in silent mode and doesn't show up
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post #25 of 62
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Originally Posted by JerseyDubbin
to cehck if it is there at boot keep hitting escape after post
Yeah, this also can be true (if you set the default operating system windows, it will boot after a short promt).
Edited by mkdir - 5/19/08 at 2:21pm
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post #26 of 62
It ought to give you the boot menu by default... I've never had a Fedora install that didn't install GRUB by default.

I just did it in VirtualBox a couple days ago, and it installed a GRUB.
post #27 of 62
for some stupid reason they hide it on some distros and it boots to the default os (you have to press esc for it to appear)

Your bootloader configuration screen should look like this during the installation. If there are more operating systems, choose the default one. Also take into account that to boot into Fedora, the HDD you installed it on must be set as primary in BIOS.

Edited by mkdir - 5/19/08 at 2:44pm
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post #28 of 62
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Okay, i actually just reinstalled for the 3rd time today, and coincidently at that screen i chose the one other than fedora(because the last 2 times i chose the fedora one). I assumed this was my Vista install, and that would install the fedora bootloader into the same as the Vista bootloader??

anyways, upon restart, still no choice to load fedora.

When exactly do i start pressing 'esc'.
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post #29 of 62
before it starts to boot, there might be a short propt, smth like "booting in 2...1..."
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post #30 of 62
Did you install EasyBCD? It's really just a 1 step process.

Look at this
http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi...lled_first.htm

Detailed instructions that anyone can follow. it also tells you how to do what you're trying to do with EasyBCD. It's very simple, and I would suggest you just do it this way since you're having problems. I did it this way the very first time I installed linux when I had no idea what I was doing, so I'm confident you can handle it. Good luck
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