Thanks again, Bogdan.
I tried to "Upgrade" the installation - at the end it reported that no kernel
files were installed!
Probably because there wasn't anything to upgrade, including the
kernel. Nothing to worry about, I guess (and something to worry about
on a clean install
, not upgrade).
Cytat:Therefor I used Windows Disk Manager to delete the partition and logical volume
which I had created for Linux, leaving only free space (~106GB) as well as my
two 40 GB NTFS partitions with Windows data.
Probably not needed, but it won't hurt.
Cytat:I then did a complete new installation, selecting the second (200 GB) HDD and
otherwise using the default options throughout, installing the bootloader to
hda1 with Fedora set as the default boot.
Correct. Hda1 denotes the first partition (1) on the first HDD (hda).
Just set this drive to be first booted by the BIOS.
Cytat:At the end, as before, it reported installation complete and instructed me to
remove media and reboot - again it has booted in Windows.
To tell the truth, I'm running out of ideas. Check if Virus
Protection/Virus Warning and stuff like that is DISABLED in your BIOS.
It has to be - otherwise, the bootloader won't be installed (even if
it says it was).
Use the SBM (see below) to check the installation.
Cytat:Now I can see a new 102 MB partition (active, healthy, apparently unformatted)
created by Fedora, but Windows Explorer shows it as all unused and zero
capacity - presumably because its format is not recognised by Windows. The rest
is still shown as free space, though presumably it will have Fedora installed in
can't recognise the partition format. Also, the
total space on that drive seen by Windows
can't be the size of the
drive. It should be around 2x40 GB, not the full 200GB (because Win
can't see Linux partitions). Check if it is so. Especially, the free
size shouldn't match anymore - the 106 GB (where Linux is installed)
should be now "invisible".
Cytat:I believe I need some sort of boot diskette - how do I create it?
Usually under Linux, with the 'mkbootdisk' command.
But, you may (and should) try the Smart Boot Manager
(http://btmgr.webframe.org/). This may be a good idea - it can help us
check the installation. Just install
it on a floppy, boot from it and
see if there's anything else available besides Windows
. Easy to use,
please try it and see if it "sees" your Linux install