Fedora Installation :: Unable To Change Installation Location For Boot Loader
Dec 2, 2009
I am unable to change the installation location for the boot loader when installing Fedora 12 in the graphical installation mode. The 'Change device' button does nothing when I click on it during installation. I'd like to install the boot loader on my /boot partition. Is there some kind of bug that is preventing me from doing this?I am trying to install from the Fedora 12 386 DVD.
i installed it on a external HDD. my primary OS is windows 7 on my 1 internal hard drive. After i installed ubuntu whenever i boot up my computer i have to have my external hdd plugged in and turned on or else i get "cannot find GRUB" then some rescue thing comes up where i can type stuff. i would just like to move the GRUB loader to my primary hard drive or at least recover my windows loader but have ubuntu on it.
I have been installing 10.4 on machines with much success from USB. This is really the first Linux distro I have been excited about. I'm having problems on one machine though. It is a Dell Precision T5400 with a RAID 0 on Dell 6/iR Adapter controller. I booted to USB no problem, just like I did on my netbook, and laptop and did a pretty standard install. I'm dual booting to XP on this workstation. After the installer completed, I didn't see a grub menu. It's like nothing happened. Of course in Windows I see less drive space now since I had allocated that for Ubuntu in the Ubuntu setup. To clarify, I am not using Wubi.
When I started off with fedora 12, I did not think I would be using more than 20GB for the file system. But recently I have been installing a lot of new games / software that have been using up that space. I however have the home directory on a separate partition. What I want to know is whether or not we can change the installation directory when using yum ? I know the other option (installing from source), but that would mean tedious handling of dependencies.
i try install fedora 10 from cd live. But i can't. the partitions are unable to mount. i recive a message:
DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error. No Reply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
And from windows boot, and works. why no mount if the live-cd did this?
I have XP, Win7 Pro and F 11 installed. Before I installed F 11, Win 7 boot mgr was working fine. I then installed F 11 and I went to System/Admin/bootloader to edit it and it wouldn't bring up the boot loader. In the attachment was the error msg. Now my only option when I boot up is F 11.
I do not have access to the Win 7 DVD only the F 11 install disk since I am on a fishing trip and need to use Win 7. How can I repair to the grub boot loader to boot into Win 7?
I'm trying to install Fedora onto a computer that has Windows XP on the first of two SATA drives. Windows 7 is on the second drive.
I installed Fedora no problems on a 14 gig free space I created on the first drive and told it where and what my other OS's were. Fine so far. I didn't tell it to overwrite the MBR on the XP (first) drive. I took the second option which I "think" put the boot loader on the fedora partition.
All good - till I rebooted and I just saw my Windows 7 loader with my options for XP and Windows 7 but no Fedora.
So, if I overwrite the MBR on the first drive, will that mean I can't access my Windows 7 installation?
What I like is to install Fedora13,Win7,WinXp, and Musix. One HD 1.5TB Ilike on that is win7 and Fedora13,the other one with 400GB WinXP and Musix. What should I do so I can setup on GRUB. How can I set up like that.
Brand new to Fedora. I installed F14, the 64 bit version today. Just wondering, during the install, there really wasn't a lot of options regarding which bootloader to use nor options (use a graphical or text mode).So... what bootloader did Fedora install on my system? Can I modify it? I'd like to get rid of that ugly blue-ish back ground among other things.
I currently have a Windows XP OS which i want to dual-boot with Ubuntu Linux 10.10 . I put the disk in the drive and chose the option to install Linux through Windows. But it hangs in the middle. I am also unable to change my BIOS settings due to which i can"t change my boot preference. My first Boot is the HDD. I want to change it to CD-ROM. Any suggestion? I also have another PC where i can boot through the CD...I tried installing there by booting from the CD but i get this error message after seeing the purple Linux screen with the loading dots. "(Process:286):Glib warning**:getpwuid:failed due to unknown user id (0)
P.S.- I am not able to see any options while the boot is going on
I had a dual boot machine with fedora 12 and windows vista and I could use grub boot-loader to switch between two. Few days ago windows got corrupt and I have to reinstall it. I put windows 7 now and as usual it erased grub. So to reinstall I put the fedora 12 installation CD on and followed some usual setup steps. When I got the command line I issued the command "grub-install /dev/sda" (sda not hda because It showed bunch of sda, sda1..) but surprisingly it said grub command not found. I remember doing it before while it worked fine.
I have a Laptop ( Samsung R510 Driton (Aura Series) with Win XP installed, and wanted to install fedora 10, too, as i really want to test a few things in linux and get a little knowledge there....
I Installed fedora with his guide: [url]
And as for Dual boot i also read this guide: [url]
I created root, home, swap (8 gb), usr, var all in all about 100 gb (i know its much, but i have enough space :)
After the installation, fedora wanted to restart my laptop, i let it restart and GRUB came up, i chose "fedora 10" pressed enter and the laptop just restarted....did the same thign again, andn ow fedora was about 2 secs in the loading screen and then restarted again....i've chosen windows and the laptop isj ust restarting...i tried windows again and windows is loading ....but i dont get in fedora 10....
I successfully installed Fedora 11 from the DVD iso. At the end, the installation program prompts me to reboot the system. But when the boot loader appears after rebooting, there are only the old entries.
I have 2 IDE disks and one sata disk. The first IDE disk is hd0, the second IDE is hd1. The SATA disk is hd2. In the setup, I selected hd0 to install grub. Fedora 11 was installed on the SATA disk (hd2). I forgot to say, that Fedora 10 is on /dev/sda and Fedora 9 on /dev/sdb
I didnt know where to ask this question but if anyone could direct me I would appreciate it.I would love! to remove the fedora Boot image progress bar when I choose to run Fedora, Is it possible to have this removed and just show my the inner working's like it did with older linux distros? where it has the lovely
I have an HP Pavilion m7480n PC with Windows XP installed on the C-drive. I successfully installed FC 12 onto the spare USB drive. When I rebooted the PC all I got was a blinking underscore at the extreme upper left position of a totally black screen. After a bit of experimenting I found that if I hit the F1 key during the boot process, go into the BIOS setup, do nothing within the setup, and press ESC to get out of the setup then the PC will go back into the boot cycle a second time. During the second time however a small text message appears with words to the effect "Press any key to enter GRUB..." after which the GRUB splash screen comes up with the choice for FC 12 or "Other" (referring to Win XP). At that point I can boot into either one.
I really hope this is revelant here, and that someone can help. I have been using fedora for a while now, and I love it. However my brother has started using ubuntu, and wants me to at least try it, which I agreed to. I have created a partition for ubuntu, using Gparted, in fedora 13. My question is, how do i install ubuntu onto this existing partition, whilst keeping the Fedora boot loader, which I think is absolutely fantastic, and would love to keep. In summary; how to install ubuntu on an existing partition, and add it to the fedora boot loader options?
I somehow recalled a rule re the location of the boot partitions with LILO being required to be in the first part of the drive (1024 cylinders, it seems) and I found it indeed in an old doc:
Boot Partition: Your boot partition ought to be a primary partition, not a logical partition. This will ease recovery in case of disaster, but it is not technically necessary. It must be of type 0x83 "Linux native". If you are using lilo, your boot partition must be contained within the first 1024 cylinders of the drive. (Typically, the boot partition need only contain the kernel image.) Is this still valid in GRUB, esp in Fedora 10?
install fedora 11 on Vista I want to keep the windows boot loader and also install on a usb drive or a seperate partition that has 10GB free "install doesn't see partition's". Recently I installed ubuntu and had a major problem with booting, without having the usb drive connected I couldn't boot windows so uninstalled it. I'm trying to install now but install does'nt give me any option to select partitions from my drives one 320GB "portable, 3 partitions" and 80GB "main os 2 partitions one partition has 10GB free"
I have just installed ubuntu with a USB key, I have Vista installed in drive C: and I created a partition (L: ) and installed Linux root (/ ) in that one.When there was the screen where I could choose the boot loader i left the default option instead of choosing Windows Vista Loaderand now I can't boot Vista anymore.
In grub i see a windows vista option, but that option brings me to a recovery partition and not to the real operative system. I know that vista is not broken because when I used wubi I was able to boot from the vista bootloader without any problems, but I never could boot vista from grub because it brought me to that recovery partition.I can access all my files on the disk from ubuntu, but I would like to be able to restore the vista boot loader and use again windows when I need it.Is there a way to restore vista's boot loader? I tried to do automatic startup repair from the vista recovery cd but it says that no problem could be found.
I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my dell studio laptop (i3 processor) in dual boot with Windows 7. The installation went fine .The problem is when i restarted for the first time i was able to see the grub boot loader but after selecting windows 7 and again restarting the system from windows 7 there was no boot loader found. Not even windows bootloader or gurb. The system just displayed a message that no OS image found.This is happening for ubuntu 10.10 also.But there is no such problem when I installed ubuntu 8.I want to install ubuntu 10.04 and need help for fixing the grub.
How do i specify to the Ubuntu installer where i want Grub to be installed? Each previous install it has done it has installed on the wrong hard drive and installed over the Vista loader then occasionally not detecting Windows at all, hence my want to put grub on my other disk.
HDD 1 (sda) with Windows XP installed on sda1 and four more partions.
HDD 2 (sdb) with three NTFS-Partitions (sdb1, 5 and 6) and Ubuntu 10.04 (sdb7) + Swap-Partition (sdb8).
I would like to boot Ubuntu using the Windows XP boot loader, i.e., having an entry there to choose Ubuntu and start my installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on sdb7 and told the installer to install the grub2 boot loader to /dev/sdb (should it have been /dev/sdb7?). When using the boot selection option of my bios and choosing the second HDD Ubuntu starts without problems.
I used dd if=/dev/sdb of=bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1 to copy the mbr of my second HDD and copied the file bootsect.lnx to my c: drive. Then added C:ootsect.lnk = "Ubuntu Linux" to my Windows boot.ini. When rebooting my computer I get the option "Ubuntu Linux" in the XP boot loader. Choosing it I come to a black screen with a blinking white cursor. All I want to do is not use Grub 2 as my primary boot loader but instead leave my WinXP installation untouched and start Ubuntu from within WinXP boot loader. This has been working just fine with my old Ubuntu installation.
I got a new Sony Vaio Z and try to install Ubuntu on it. The laptop has got two 64 GB SSDs setup as a RAID 0 array. [URL]. As the configuration is done in the BIOS, I assume it's hardware RAID. [URL]. The problem is that - no matter what I try - the installers are unable to write the GRUB loader on the hard disk. I tried both, standard and alternate installer (9.10 / 64 bit), and both failed at that point. Not a really error message, it just says "cannot write GRUB boot loader".
I also tried two different scenarios: - Ubuntu beside Windows (shrinked the partition for that) - Ubuntu on the empty RAID
I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and everything was working fine. Last week I was away from home and when I returned, my wife told me that she cannot boot in Ubuntu. We have used dual boot for Windows Vista and Ubuntu. Now only Windows was working. So I created a LiveCD from Ubuntu website and tried to boot.
I can boot using LiveCD. Then I tried to install grub. I forgot exact commands I found online, but something to do with /dev/hda1) and now everything is messed up. It does not show boot menu (to select OS) at all. It only shows grub> window. I believe that the OS on the computer is alright, just the boot option is gone. I do not know how to get back the grub.
When booting from LiveCD,df /boot shows filesystem as aufs (no idea what it is). If I go through File browser, I can see the windows files and my Ubuntu installation. So I believe OS is okay, just not the boot loader.