Go Back   TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 24-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Windows 7 and Fedora 16: Boot menu problems

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Fedora 16. Haven't been able to get an answer on the Fedora or Linux forums.
My GRUB 2 bootloader menu has very tiny letters that I cannot see; I suspect this has to do with my graphics card for which there is no driver in Fedora 16. That's fine because after a few seconds it goes into Winloader Bootmenu, which is visible and it gives me a choice between Windows 7 and Fedora. Then I get a new bootloader menu, listing all the kernels available, including Windows and Windows Recovery.
Is that last bootmenu produced by Windows or by Fedora?
Is there a way to customize that (last) particular menu as far as colors? It's white on black, and the highlighted items turn cyan blue. Am I looking at a MBR menu at that moment? Is this something that gets configured in Fedora? I have looked at the grub settings and menu colors in the grub.d file. Nowhere does it indicate those colors.
Thank you in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 605
Re: Windows 7 and Fedora 16: Boot menu problems

I think that you will need to update/reinstall the boot loader grub2, which you should be able to do from the install/live disk. I think it may be possible the install/upgrade does not update the grub menu.lst file, to reflect the correct kernel version. You can refer to the below link for some more help:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Howtouse_PreUpgrade
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Re: Windows 7 and Fedora 16: Boot menu problems

Thank you, Janos. I'll try that.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Tags: , , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Windows 7 and Fedora 16: Boot menu problems"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to dual boot windows 7 and fedora 16(installed) ryandvv Operating Systems 1 21-11-2011 10:35 AM
windows 7 and fedora 12 linux dual boot issue teabags Operating Systems 3 19-11-2011 07:18 PM
XP wont boot past option to boot to temp boot device and cant get to F8 option for advanced boot menu justliam Windows XP Support 1 23-04-2011 04:41 PM
Show GRUB menu in Fedora Core 3. Enriqueta Operating Systems 3 27-12-2010 07:04 AM
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 13 spuff Operating Systems 5 10-09-2010 04:30 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:26 PM.