Description of problem:
After installing Fedora 11 I'm not able to boot to Windows any more; all I get is the message:
BOOTMSGR is missing. Press Ctrl+alt+Del to restart.
I was able to fix the issue by changing t/etc/grub.conf from:
so it seems that the code responsible for filling grub.conf picked the wrong hd partition.
Please note my laptop has one recovery partition as hd0,0 (but I think that's a fairly common setup):
# fdisk -l /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd0fc396e
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 192 1536000 27 Unknown
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 192 4016 30720000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 * 4016 4042 204800 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 4043 30401 211728667+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 4043 30401 211728384 83 Linux
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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With a new Fedora 14 installation, grub gets the expected values, so it seems this bug was fixed in the meanwhile.
I'll let this bug die with F12 in one month :)
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