LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
Najish
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 0

Rep: Reputation: 0
Cannot activate primary partition after installing Linux Centos on a multi OS system


I have 4 primary partions. I installed Windows Server 2008 on one partion and windows XP on another. Changing between primary partions and booting to a different OS is easy until I installed Linux Centos. Now linux takes over when I boot the machine. I only get to choose either to boot to Centos or "others". However, when I choose others, it alwasy takes me to windows server 2008 even after I change it to windows XP from within windows server 2008. That is to say, now I am stuck between Windows server 2008 and Centos. I don't get the choice to boot to Windows XP anymore. Please note that I installed Centos last.

Is there a work around I can do? I really would like to learn Linux. I think it looks cool. However, if I can't solve this issue and be able to choose any of the OSs installed on my machine, I don't think I can continue and have to eventually revert back.

Thanks for any help.
 
  


Reply

Tags
partition, primary


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ubuntu Partition does not work on Multi System PC countrydance Linux - Desktop 2 10-15-2008 02:03 PM
Can a multi-boot system share a swap partition? sirius57 Suse/Novell 6 05-26-2006 08:37 PM
Suse 9.3: Partition Table overwritten on multi-boot system ChillyWillie Linux - Hardware 4 08-24-2005 04:47 PM
installing windows xp as a secondary operating system with fedora as primary luckystrikes7 Linux - General 6 10-26-2004 11:39 AM
Installing Mandrake 8.1 on 2000 machine when primary partition is full. Josh4hire Linux - Newbie 1 01-02-2002 11:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration