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My desktop will not boot up to win xp after subject aborted install. I aborted when i had to make decisions at the partioning stage. I wanted to research how to keep windows but still install Debian and keep windows on the same drive. I do have mirror backups of my hard drive on an external USB drive. Any advice for a newbie?.
At the point where it comes to partitioning in the Debian install process no changes were made to the disk, this happens only after you confirm the changes that should be made to the partitions.
So there should be no problem with starting the XP installation, since it was not changed at all.
Which problems exactly occur? Any error messages?
OK: I defragged my drive and then made a mirror image of my drive. Then took a leap of faith and resized my drive, giving half to windows, about 240 gb, using GParted. Everything, appeared to be working well. I still had my windows OS and a new partition, about 240 gb. One leap inspires another. I next did a ISO Debian 6.0.7 netinst which I consider successful , but for two bugs? First: The desktop and web pages are too large for my screen. I am unable to use all the control buttons such as scrolling up or down and the page closing button in the upper right hand corner. I am using my iPad to write this because I can't manuver around the page. Second: I'm unable to boot up my windows OS. I accepted and downloaded the grub bootloader.
How do I shrink the size of my desktop and web pages and can I do it from the GUI OS?
How do I verify that I still have a windows OS and how do I make it bootable, if I still have it?
Before I got to your posts, I accidently opened the gnome side panel menu by running the mouse around the upper edge of the desktop (whew!), which allowed me to adjust my resolution. I now have a working squeeze OS. Now I have to learn how to navigate arount it. I am doing a lot of point, click, and reading.
I still have not figured out how to bootup my win xp OS. I feel certain it is in it' own partitiom laughing at me.
Can you point me in the right direction? I think I have to find and do something with the grub bootloader?
Its not that easy to change the screen resolution in Debian Squeeze. See this thread. However, in order change screen resolution, you will need to install additional video driver.
My apologies, if our sources of info are different, but I had to reinstall sqeezed just now in VB to confirm my beliefs,.
Anyways, going to System>>Preferences>>Monitor allows for adjusting monitor resolution, maybe not as well as just making manual changes to Xrand or xorg.conf, but there are atleast 3 uasable resolutions 1024x768, 800x600 & 640x480
Can you help me understand this: update-grub
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686