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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.
No, you don't actually change anything in the BIOS, you're just telling Fedora what your BIOS settings supposedly are. Please list for me the exact options, or even better a screenshot, and I can tell you which one to use.

Btw, did you set up more than one Raid 0 on your 4x500GB? You can make up to two arrays per set of drives, so if you did that, then that's why you are seeing two. If not, then don't let me confuse you. I guess I'll know better when I see the exact options.
    
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Okay, after doing what BiG O listed in his last post, i got to choose the fedora option, but then it posted this:

Loading new partition
Bootsector from C.H. Hochstatter
Cannot load from harddisk.
Insert System disk and press any key.

There was some other stuff before that bit, but this was the gist of the screen.
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You really don't need to mess with BCD or whatever other stuff you are trying to do. Fedora 9 will do everything for you, all you have to do is figure out the correct settings.
    
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Okay, i dont know how to get screenshots of the setup of fedora, so i'll just type it out after just looking at it and writing it down.

*my windows partition in the fedora setup is: "/dev/mapper/nvidia_dddahdagp1" *

First, i have ~150Gb partition that fedora sees as 'free space'. I created a 'Swap' partition, of 6gb, then another partition using the rest of the 'free space', using '/' as the mount point and 'ext3' as the file system.

next screen is the boot loader screen; it reads:

(check box) other- /dev/mapper/nvidia_dddahdagp1
(check box) fedora- /dev/mapper/nvidia_dddahdagp2

*at the top it asks to select a differect location or something, if i select this window, it reads:

Where would you like to install the boot loader for your system?

()MBR - /dev/mapper/nvidia_dddahdag
or
()First sector of boot partition - /dev/mapper/nvidia_dddahdagp2

then it lists the BIOS drive order


Okay, what to do from here?? THANKS everyone!
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do me a favor...when you had the boot menu working where it only showed vista...if you stayed there i wish i got here sooner than now.

Load from the fedora live cd and open the terminal

and type sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

tell me what that shows me...it could be something weird but fedora might not be active or might not be on the list for some unknown reason. You ahd the bootlader running the list was wrong.

this is a faq for adding another OS to the grub menu.lst file FAQ
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i dont have the fedora live CD
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you really shouldn't be bumping that soon. People will get to it. I'm sorry my solution didn't help, I'm sure someone will help you out, just be patient.
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I think you should use "()MBR - /dev/mapper/nvidia_dddahdag", but what is the BIOS drive order? You said that it lists it, but you didn't say what it was.

You take a "screenshot" with a camera, of course. That's the only way before the OS is installed.
    
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