Why can’t I boot Fedora like I used to on my multi-boot system?

I_AM_JUST_ME November 25, 2012
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I’ve been installing various operating systems on my laptop – Microsoft Windows 7 and various Linux distributions. I used EasyBCD to add Linux entries into Windows 7 bootloader/master boot record. A few days earlier I am unable to boot into Fedora (I can boot Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Back Track , Open Suse, Debian, Linux Back Box, Pear Linux).

To be more clear I can’t boot Fedora directly from Windows 7 boot loader, if I chose any other OS beside Microsoft Windows for example Linux Mint to boot from the Windows 7 bootloader it will give me choice to boot from any other OS there too. If I choose Fedora to boot from there it boots fine, which made me think I need to fix the Windows boot loader. I tried every possible thing I could do according to my knowledge yet couldn’t resolve it.

I want to boot Fedora from the Windows boot loader as it’s been all the time . I would also like to know why I’m unable to boot Fedora only?

Thanks

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  1. Rohit Pandey
    December 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    check ur processor n motherboard compatibility with fedora version.....

  2. Amit Sinha
    November 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Fedora itself is different distribution of linux os you must have to use fedora boot loader I dont think that any other option will work

    • Abba Jee
      November 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      guess what it got fixed within ubuntu by boot-repair :D anyhow problem is resolved now i need help how can i close this thread or how can i mark this question resolved, it should be here QQ
      somewhere?

  3. ha14
    November 25, 2012 at 10:06 am

    perhaps a windows update caused this.

    use bcdedit to add menu entry
    How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux using BCDEdit
    http://www.iceflatline.com/2009/09/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-and-linux-using-bcdedit/

    make a backup of your bcd file first. To do that, type:
    bcdedit /export C:\SAVEDBCD
    This will create a file c:\savebcd which is your boot entry backup.
    If you mess up, you can always undo changes by:
    bcdedit /import c:\savedbcd

    boot-repair-disk
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/

    • Abba Jee
      November 25, 2012 at 10:24 am

      I used your method ha14, didn't work for me, same problem is still there i got an idea just now let me see if it can help then sure will feed back :) thanks for help you both ha14, Jim Chambers i really appreciate that :)

  4. Jim Chambers
    November 25, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Try using EasyBCD and install and configure NeoGrub as outlined here - http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/NeoGrub

    • Abba Jee
      November 25, 2012 at 9:13 am

      i already used , configured it with easybcd, if you read it above there "I used EasyBCD to add Linux entries into Windows 7 bootloader/master boot record."

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