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I've partitioned my hard drive, i've lost win xp, reinstalled it after some
problems. Now my pc boots floppy, then cd, then hard drive, but when I get to
win xp to install mandrake says me to reboot it, it reboots and does
nothing, gets to win xp again. I've done a MS-dos boot disk but the
only disk I see is a: neither c: neither other partitions neither
nothing. I wish somebody could help me
Thanks a lot!!!!
I dont understand your question. If your hdd is partitioned in ntfs, then you cant read it using MS_DOS disk. If you want to boot into linux, you must have installed it into your MBR, or you must have a linux boot floppy.
use "rawrite" which you should find somewhere on your install cd's (try dos_utils or similar) and you should also see some kind of readme file that tells you how to make to bootable floppys and which images to use
Are you working from a purchased mandrake CD set or a downloaded CD set?
If you downloaded, did you "create a CD from an iso image" or did you copy the iso file to the cd. There is a difference (although I'm not sure exactly what it is) If you "copied the iso file", the disc won't boot.
If you are working from a purchased set, you might have a bad CD. Test it on another box to see if it starts.