So I wanted to create a dual boot with the latest Fedora (16) and my current Windows 7 installation. I installed the desktop iso (3.5gb) from a usb drive and in my inexperience with non-windows operating systems, must have messed something up bad.
At first, no OS would load up, never got an option for Fedora and Windows failed to load. Then marked the partition as active and grub loads up. Fedora boots and works fine. I can even see the files from my windows installation.
But Windows 7 still won't load when I try to load it from grub. I have a recovery disk and when I try to boot from it to fix the MBR (by using Bootrec.exe /fixmbr from the recovery console) it doesn't recognize any operating systems. I tried using Bootrec.exe /fixmbr from the console and it didn't seem to do anything. Also, Startup Repair doesn't do a thing either, just says it can't fix the computer automatically.
Also, I've seen that the fdisk -l output is usually asked for, so here it is:
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf2b66014
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 2047 992+ 42 SFS
/dev/sda2 2048 409599 203776 42 SFS
/dev/sda3 409600 889909247 444749824 42 SFS
/dev/sda4 * 889909248 976771119 43430936 83 Linux
I appreciate any insight that can be offered as I'm completely inexperienced in both dual-booting and the use of linux operating systems.