I've read many docs on this topic but I'm still stuck. I have a 40GB hard disk. These are the series of events (in chronlogical order)..
1. Initially I had Windows XP Home as the only OS on my system. There were primarily 3 NTFS partitions. (C:15 GB ; D:15GB; E: 10GB). XP was installed on the D partition.
2. I decided to try out FC2. So I wiped out C: and in its place I created two ext3 partitions.
/ = ext3 = 14 GB
/swap = ext3 = 1 GB
Made E: a FAT32 partition so that I can share files between Fedora and Windows.
I later realized that I made two mistakes here ...
a) I forgot creating a partition for /boot.
b) I also deleted the vfat windows partition.
FC2 got installed and was working properly. I used GRUB as the boot loader. However, when I choose "Other" in the boot menu (during the system startup), I used to get a message which looked like follows...
I changed and rechanged the grub.conf, but Windows never got loaded.
3. I upgraded Windows XP Home on D: to Windows XP Pro. Now my system only recognized Windows. The boot menu never appeared.
4. I upgraded FC2 to FC3. But the boot menu still does not appear though I reinstalled the GRUB.
This is my current sys configuration....
/ (root) - ext3 - 13GB - FC 3
/swap - ext3 - 1GB
C: - NTFS - Windows XP Professional
D: - FAT32
I need to make this system a dual boot. How do I make GRUB work properly? Right now, the only way I can get into Fedora is using a bootable disk.