View Full Version : duel boot system

25-02-2004, 05:05 PM
Hi there was hoping someone could help me?
Can a duel boot system be set up from linux fedora core 1? I know in windows xp you can go control panel / system / advanced / startup and recovery / settings. I whant to be able to choose operating system and set a bootup time delay, is this possible?

25-02-2004, 05:57 PM
when you install fedora, you will have a different boot loader.

It is called Grub.
When you set up fedora, you can set all your preferences then.

Grub is configured by fedora cores installer (anaconda) then afterwards, you will have to edit a config file. Most linux config files are easy to config.

Hope i help

25-02-2004, 08:08 PM
hey there, thanx for that.
Ok heres the thing I have just obtained a copy of fedora core 1 and am not familiar with the ways of the linux, before installing I created a partition to accomidate but did not set up a duel boot system or boot magic!!!! what a dumbass!!! now pedora is runing as my primary and I cannot get back into my windows xp. I have back-ups but did not create a restore cd. Yes I know what your thinkin.
Do I have to format?

25-02-2004, 09:47 PM
When you restart, you have 10 seconds to choose either OS.

If you like you can change it back to XP being default. Is that what you want?


25-02-2004, 09:55 PM
We seem to have two threads covering this topic!

25-02-2004, 10:23 PM
An OT comment...

"duel" refers to an arranged fight between two persons with deadly weapons

"dual" simply refers to double, or two, or a pair.

I can't help thinking that the incorrect use of "duel" may in fact be more appropriate after all, in these situations.