fedora13 - unable to boot

Nelson Strother xunilarodef at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 19:06:41 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 8:48 AM, Sriranga(77yrsold)
<withblessings at gmail.com> wrote:
>  after fixmbr using Winxp tried  to re- install fedora 13 successfully
> installation completed with direction to reboot. After removing
> DVD(fedora13) tried to reboot. But windows menu shows Winxp and ubuntu but
> not showed Fedora.

  Is this menu familiar in appearance?  More specifically, did you
previously have one GRUB menu with choices for each of Fedora, WinXP,
and Ubuntu?  If so, editing the appropriate configuration file, e.g.
/boot/grub/grub.conf after using the mount command to make the
appropriate /boot partition available, to add a stanza (or group of
lines) for Fedora may be all that is needed.  Lines which may
title Fedora (
	root (hd0,**)
	kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=** noiswmd
rhgb quiet
	initrd /initramfs-
where the fields "**" above need to be replaced with values matching
your installation.  You may wish to re-enter rescue mode and record
the output from:
 fdisk -l /dev/sda
 fdisk -l /dev/sdb
  ... etc. (until no output)
to show how may hard disks are involved, and:
to show the number of partitions and partition labels, and share that
here to begin sorting out e.g. whether you (1) have and (2) desire to
have multiple partitions labeled /boot, or containing a boot manager
such as GRUB.

> After booting I never get a usual screen for FEdora12 - where it says
> "booting Windows in 5 seconds" for Fedora13 after completed installation
> successfully.
> I like to inform you that I followed the instructions laid down in
> the website
> http://dailypackage.fedorabook.com/index.php?/archives/158-System-Recovery-Week-Rescue-Mode-and-Reinstalling-Grub.html
> as follows
>  chroot /mnt/sysimage
> # grub
> grub> find /grub/grub.conf
> (hd1,2)
> grub>root (hd1,2)
> grub>setup(hd1)
>  succeeded  Done.
> grub> quit
> Rebooted.
> Noticed that no grub or"booting Windows in 5 seconds". was displayed -
> Instead  bootable winXP and ubuntu are displayed.
> As such failed to boot.
> Valuable guidance requested.I attempted for more than10 times but still same
> problem.

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