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April 30th, 2010, 01:56 PM
hello all
first let me start off that I am very new at this (like days new)

I have a vista/fedora laptop and I decided I wanted to load ubuntu as well.I started a fresh install of ubuntu in an newly created partition. This created a bit of a problem. grub now sees all 3 OS's however when i try to boot fedora I get the following error : you must load kernel first it then kicks me back to the grub page to choose another OS. I loaded ubuntu and did a sudo blkid and got this

wilfredo@wilfredo-laptop:~$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for wilfredo:
/dev/sda1: UUID="20378F114179A3DD" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda2: UUID="b8ebdef5-19a0-4a0e-b37c-d87928281842" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="Fedora-12-i686-L" UUID="c89d7967-25aa-44e0-8ecd-6d21e57d6797" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="a91f19e1-b82c-4a9e-b49b-9cced833c1cf" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda6: UUID="1db22484-abdd-440c-912b-b859ef12ea87" TYPE="swap"

any ideas??

April 30th, 2010, 04:36 PM

April 30th, 2010, 08:52 PM
just some other stuff i tried. I did a grub update as well and that didnt work.

April 30th, 2010, 09:09 PM
When you installed Fedora did you install its boot loader to the MBR, the boot partition - PBR, or not install it?

To document where everything is at:
Boot Info Script courtesy of forum member meierfra
Page with instructions and download:
Be sure to highlight and use code tags (# in edit panel) to make it easier to read when you post the results.txt.

Some older related posts:
See Kansasnoob comments 40 & 42 Install grub 1.98 (lucid std) & to fix major grub issues
here was a BIOS option setting in the boot loader device selection in the Fedora installer. Comment #44