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Old 08-31-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
bhanu.ashwani
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Unhappy how to install windows after linux


i'm a newbie, am strangled in this problem and need a immediate solution so posting here.
initially i had windows xp media centre. then i installed fedora 6. but now my xp fails to start. every time try to start xp it goes to the the start screen and then restarts. i tried to reinstall xp but there it goes for checking hardware configuration and never responses back.
what should i do? please suggest.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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Hi Bhanu, and welcome to LQ!

If the pre-installed version was installed by an OEM and
had customisations there may be problems with installing
other versions of XP.

I'll move this thread to the General-Forum, however, since
this is NOT a Linux question.



Cheers,
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Old 09-01-2007, 02:34 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bhanu.ashwani View Post
i'm a newbie, am strangled in this problem and need a immediate solution so posting here.
initially i had windows xp media centre. then i installed fedora 6. but now my xp fails to start. every time try to start xp it goes to the the start screen and then restarts. i tried to reinstall xp but there it goes for checking hardware configuration and never responses back.
what should i do? please suggest.

Hi bhanu I can understand that you are facing problem tell us the full process from start what you did to install windows or you installed linux over existing windows machine in that case you don't need to reinstall the windows just doing a fixmbr or fixboot in recovery console would do look here
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../repairmbr.htm

in case you are installing a fresh windows on linux machine to be able to again boot from your machine into linux you would need to reinstall grub or lilo what ever is your boot loader
if you see an error message give snapshot or exact message
post the entries of command
login as root and type
fdisk -l
might be you messed with your windows partition windows require to be installed in a primary partition to be able to boot

in case you can see the windows partition in above commands
you need to reinstall grub in case you don't see the windwos partitions you might have deleted them accidentally

For more help post the results of

cat /etc/grub.conf
following are the steps to reinstall grub after you installed fedora and windows
1. Boot with your Fedora installation CD or DVD.
2. Select Rescue installed system or at the boot prompt, enter: linux rescue
3. Follow directions & respond to prompts (answer "No" to network).
4. When you reach the sh prompt, enter: chroot /mnt/sysimage
5. At the sh prompt, enter grub to start the GRUB shell.
6. At the grub> prompt, enter find /grub/stage1 or find /boot/grub/stage1 to determine which partition is your Fedora boot partition. One of those two commands will yield a result which is the Fedora boot partition. If there is more than one result, it is up to you to know which one to use.
7. At the grub> prompt, enter root (hd_,_) <--This is where you designate the drive and partition of your Fedora boot partition obtained in the previous step.
8. At the grub> prompt, enter setup (hd_) <--This is how you designate to install GRUB in a master boot record. For example, to install GRUB in the master boot record of the first hard drive enter setup (hd0). To install GRUB in the first sector of a partition, enter the command like this: setup (hdX,Y) where X is the drive and Y is the partition. Limited help is available in GRUB with the <TAB> key. For example, setup (hd<TAB> lists the drives available and setup (hdX,<TAB> lists the partitions available in drive X. But you still have to know which one to use if more than one are listed.
9. Enter quit to exit the GRUB shell.
10. At the sh prompt, enter exit.
11. Enter exit again to reboot.
12. Remove the CD or DVD.




feel free to ask any thing and tell the output of fdisk

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinkster View Post
I'll move this thread to the General-Forum, however, since
this is NOT a Linux question.
How do u say this is not a Linux related question your reply shows you are an irresponsible person being a moderator means you are having more responsibility when some one comes to ask you for help instead of helping you are telling him the rules of community how is your post helpful to the above posted question why don't you leave the moderatorsjip if you can not help people.

This is the reason why Linux is not popular in many parts of this planet first of all people don't know how to use and when some asks for help on communities he is told to learn the orthography and grammar of community rules before asking for help and the great thing is that people keep replying spam after spam and the original question is suppressed some where which leads to frustration and agony in the end user you should better leave this group

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