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Hate to say it BiG O, but that didnt help....i cant relate that tutorial to the Fedora 9 setup....especially when it gets to talking about the GRUB stuff, cause Fedora doesn't display any of that.

To Mkdir:

After doing a reboot and hitting 'esc', i got to the screen i needed to be at, 'Windows boot loader' or something like that was displayed at the top. It said to use the arrows to choose which OS i wanted to boot into, BUT there was only Vista as an option!? ***?

lol, i feel like im close?
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Another thing, when doing the partition in the setup of fedora, it askes for the Mount point. It gives me options like '/', '/boot', and others. I assumed it was '/boot', but when i try that it gives me an error when trying to continue to the next screen. i have to use the '/' in order for it to continue with no error. Is that the mount point that i should use, AND what file system should i use?? THNX!
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Hate to say it BiG O, but that didnt help....i cant relate that tutorial to the Fedora 9 setup....especially when it gets to talking about the GRUB stuff, cause Fedora doesn't display any of that.

To Mkdir:

After doing a reboot and hitting 'esc', i got to the screen i needed to be at, 'Windows boot loader' or something like that was displayed at the top. It said to use the arrows to choose which OS i wanted to boot into, BUT there was only Vista as an option!? ***?

lol, i feel like im close?
If you get it back to the way you had it. When you had vista installed, and fedora installed, but it went straight to fedora, all you would have to do is follow the part of the guide that deals with EasyBCD.

My solution was to handle your initial problem, not all the stuff you've gotten into since then. If you get back to how you had it in the beginning, you can solve it my way, but it's your choice.
post #34 of 62
Make sure GRUB is installed properly.
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You need a / (root) and a swap partition. You can make /boot as a sepparate partition, but only if you have /. As the filesystem type you can use ext3, or raiserfs (most common). You're doing everything right at this point.
Did you install Fedora on the same HDD as windows?
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BiG O, there is no part of that guide, that i can find, that talks about the 'EasyBCD' program. And it wasn't booting straight to fedora, it was, and still it, booting straight to Windows.
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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.
It's not like he doesn't have the space for it. I personally do 8GB, since that matches my system RAM. A 4-6GB swap might be more reasonable in his case (though a 1GB may very well be "enough").

Do you have any other drives besides your 4 hard drives in Raid 0? Fedora defaults to the wrong boot order for my hard drives, so if I had left the default, it would have installed Grub on my data hard drive, rather than on my Raid 0. You'll have to reorder the BIOS boot order by clicking on a button that says something like "change BIOS drive order" during the installation. Your Raid will be something like "/dev/mapper...", so make that the first device, and make sure to select MBR. Then it should work, and you can select whether to boot into Fedora or Vista.

The "/" partition is required: this is like the C:\\ drive in Windows. A swap partition is "optional", but highly recommended. Other partitions are completely optional. For simplicity, you can just use these two partitions.
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I meant straight into vista...so that's my mistake. If it is indeed going straight into vista. Start EasyBCD and try this. It worked perfectly for me.

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1. Turn on EasyBCD, go to the "Add/Remove Entries" screen and pick Linux from the tabs at the top.
2. Pick the appropriate bootloader from the drop-down menu (either GRUB or LILO),
3. Give the entry a user-friendly name (and if you want to keep "NST Linux Loader" as the text, we won't say no!)
4. The hardest part of this mind-numbingly difficult exercise (/sarcasm) is choosing the correct hard drive and partition numbers that correspond to the partition you installed Linux (and most importantly, the bootloader) to.
In EasyBCD (and Windows in general), drive numbers start at 0, and partitions start at 1. So the second partition of the first drive would be 0, 2.
5. Press "Add Entry" and reboot.
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okay, i am installing it on my RAID 0(the 4 500 GB HDDs). Gimmie alil more detail on what to do from there. I do have something that says "/dev/mapper..." but i think there is like 2 of those. what are they??? what does it mean? I wanna know so i can understand what im looking at.

As far as changing in the bios, are u talking about the boot priority?? cause my RAID is 2nd, the DVD drive is first, so that it boots from CD if there is one.
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Change your boot device order to have whatever other HDD's you have to the top. If that fails then disable MBR protection in your BIOS.
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