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Windows, Linux dual boot, how to?
« on: April 26, 2005, 04:25:55 AM »
hey all
have recently been atempting to get a dual boot between win xp and fedora 3 working on my system,
i am wanting the dual boot so i can run windows when required until i get used to linux and get it fully functional, net set up etc,

the problem i am having at the moment is getting a hdd that can be utilised by both os's, have a 200gig sata drive i use for storage of media etc, have the two os's on seperate partitions on abother hdd, however i cannot acess any partitions on the storage drive, have one set up as a test partitiopn, as FAT32, the other major partition being NTFS.
so my question is basically, should seperate partitions show up aong side file system automatically? or how do i gain access to them through linux?
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005, 02:49:54 PM »
I don't have any experience working with ntfs, but you might want to try http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/index.html for ntfs drivers.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005, 10:21:02 PM »
Thanks for the link
sorry my post was a lil confusing,
all i am aiming to do is get my hdd to be utilised by both fedora and windows.
also im new to linux so wondering where the drive will appear if i do manage to get a format to work and be recognised.
wold it be alongside 'file system'  or inside 'file system'?
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2005, 04:02:07 PM »
I'd like to see the answer to that question myself.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2005, 02:00:45 PM »
This information is taken from the site that I posted:

"Most users won't have to compile anything to enable NTFS support. Almost every Linux distribution (with the notable exception of RedHat) comes with NTFS support out of the box.
If you are using RedHat 9 (Shrike), 8.0 (Psyche) or 7.3 (Valhalla), then you can simply install an rpm for NTFS support. The rpm comes with detailed instructions. "

Since Fedora is an open source project sponsored by Redhat, you will probably have to install a ntfs driver.

If the correct drivers are already installed, I think it would show up alongside "filesystem."
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2005, 02:48:04 PM »
i saw someone else ask this same kind of question on another board, see this link http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=43200
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2005, 09:48:49 PM »
i managed t get it working qwhile ago, the concept of setting mount points was new to me, but i got it figured out now, havent looked into ntfs support yet, am waiting til fedora 4 comes out (this month) and then am going to perserver towards a linux based pc, should be fine

o, and when the mount points are set, the drives are located in the filesystem, to the directory where they were mounted,

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2007, 11:54:59 AM »
Do any of you guys have experience with Ubuntu v.6.10? I installed it along side with Windows XP as a dual boot system but when the boot screen appears I can't use the keyboard to choose which operating system to boot. So it counts down and boots up in Ubuntu. Once Ubuntu loads everything is fine,  although I would still like to be able access windows every once in a while. It's a little frustrating.:(  

I was hoping someone could help!?:?
I've already asked this question at the Ubuntu Forums but no one has replied and it's been weeks!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007, 06:06:27 PM »
I'm guessing you could change the bootpriority in grub/lilo (both bootmanagers) inside Ubuntu. I'm installing it tonight and I'll check it out.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2007, 07:05:42 AM »
I wonder why the keyboard is not working on that boot screen...  I guess the keyboard drivers are not  loading properly?  Can you switch the boot process to verbose mode, to try and see if any errors occur before the OS select screen?
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2007, 07:06:34 AM »
Also, if you are using a USB keyboard, have you tried a PS2 keyboard, or vice versa
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