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Old 02-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Boot loader won't find WinXP install


Hi, I'm trying to install Red Hat 9 on my computer running WinXP Pro SP2. When I look at the partitions, it recognizes that one of them is a "Win 95 FAT", however when I get to the boot loader configuration, the Windows install isn't showing up.

(From what I've read, it's supposed to.)




Has anyone else had this problem?

Also, I have a laptop with no floppy disk drive, so using a bootable floppy is out of the question.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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You could try messing around with the Super GRUB live cd.

http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/?section=download
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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Exclamation Discard age-old distribution

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Hi, I'm trying to install Red Hat 9 on my computer running WinXP Pro SP2.
Is there any particular reason behind installing that age-old distribution?

Use Fedora 8(the latest offering from RedHat Inc. supported community driven project) distribution.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:47 PM   #4
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Question Boat loader won,t find winxp install

You said win 95 fat while Winxp should have NTFS as file system
a little bit strange

But may be it does not matter

all the best
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
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You said win 95 fat while Winxp should have NTFS as file system
a little bit strange
Not necessary, XP can be installed in FAT32 partition.


Quote:
Originally Posted by skelbley08 View Post
Hi, I'm trying to install Red Hat 9 on my computer running WinXP Pro SP2. When I look at the partitions, it recognizes that one of them is a "Win 95 FAT", however when I get to the boot loader configuration, the Windows install isn't showing up.

(From what I've read, it's supposed to.)




Has anyone else had this problem?

Also, I have a laptop with no floppy disk drive, so using a bootable floppy is out of the question.

Thanks!
Red Hat Linux 9 is obsolete. If you want to use Red Hat based distro then try Fedora or CentOS.

Last edited by lycan; 02-15-2008 at 03:49 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:13 AM   #6
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boot loader wan,t not find winxp install

I do know it can be install on fat 32 but at the same the stability reduce
a lot.


all the best
 
Old 02-17-2008, 12:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for all of your input! I'm downloading CentOS right now, interested to see how that works/looks/runs. I'm glad to know that there's an active community behind these projects; I'm hoping to learn Linux as well as I know Windows. Thanks again!
 
Old 02-17-2008, 01:19 AM   #8
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Why is that so many people start out with RH 9 or RH 7.3?, it puzzles the mind
 
Old 02-19-2008, 03:19 AM   #9
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I do know it can be install on fat 32 but at the same the stability reduce
a lot.


all the best
I am running xp on a fat32 partition from past 4 years without a single formatting. No unstability issue is noticed. It depends how you maintain your system.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 08:03 PM   #10
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Why is that so many people start out with RH 9 or RH 7.3?, it puzzles the mind
I ended up getting the Bible for Red Hat 9 from a friend, and it came with the 3 CD set. Having a slow internet connection, it was just easier for me to use that.
 
  


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