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Old 10-30-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
sree45jith
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Unhappy Win-Xp is not installing on my system Rhel is already installed


Hi...
I have already havind XP and Linux(RHEL)on my system. XP is in 'C'drive and RHEL in 'D'...recently i hav some problems in my Xp due to some Virus i think so i decided to reinstall XP.
I used a bootable XP CD(CD is perfect), bt after showing me this msg "Setup is inspecting your system(after pressing enter to boot frm CD)" the screen become blank, i waited around 30mints bt no progress.
y this is happening...
 
Old 10-31-2008, 06:14 AM   #2
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Hi...
I have already havind XP and Linux(RHEL)on my system. XP is in 'C'drive and RHEL in 'D'...recently i hav some problems in my Xp due to some Virus i think so i decided to reinstall XP.
I used a bootable XP CD(CD is perfect), bt after showing me this msg "Setup is inspecting your system(after pressing enter to boot frm CD)" the screen become blank, i waited around 30mints bt no progress.
y this is happening...
Have you ever installed Windows XP on that machine, with that CD yourself? Or did you get Windows XP pre-installed on that system? Because by the looks of it, you either need to install third party drivers for XP (like SATA drivers) during the installation or something else went wrong
 
Old 10-31-2008, 06:15 AM   #3
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The typical issue is that the Windows installer sees "Linux stuff" in the MBR and decides the drive is no good. One way to proceed is:
  1. Make a boot floppy or maybe a boot USB drive so that you can get back into Linux.
  2. Erase the MBR using something like dd
  3. Install Windows
  4. Boot into Linux using the floppy
  5. Re-install GRUB

Almost as easy:
  1. Use a partition manager to delete all the partitions (or just erase the MBR with dd)
  2. Install Windows
  3. Install Linux

Whatever you do, consider setting up relatively small partitions for the OSes, and then one larger partition for shared data.
 
  


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