Bug 740991 - Fedora 16 live installer doesn't detect an existing windows partition for GRUB2 boot menu
Summary: Fedora 16 live installer doesn't detect an existing windows partition for GRU...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 16
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-09-24 08:40 UTC by Oded Arbel
Modified: 2013-02-13 08:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 08:33:11 UTC

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Description Oded Arbel 2011-09-24 08:40:56 UTC
Description of problem:
Installing Fedora 16 from the Fedora 16 beta RC1 live KDE spin on a machine that already has MS-Windows XP installed, the installation helped shrink the NTFS file system and to create a good partition scheme for a dual boot with Fedora, but the GRUB2 installation did not add an MS-Windows option in the boot menu.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. On a machine with MS-Windows XP installed, boot into the Fedora 16 beta RC1 KDE live CD, and start the installation to harddisk
2. Choose to shrink the NTFS partition and install Fedora along side the existing MS-Windows installation.
3. Reboot the machine at the end of the installation
Actual results:
Only Fedora entries are seen in the boot loader

Expected results:
There should be an option to boot to the pre-existing MS-Windows installation

Additional info:
After booting to the new Fedora 16 system, I can run
sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /etc/grub2; sudo grub2-install /dev/sda
and the os prober detected the MS-Windows installation just fine and I can now boot to it.

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