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Old 02-18-2003, 04:40 AM   #46
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Old 02-19-2003, 12:49 AM   #48
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none of those really helped..

and i still dont know where in grub.conf to put those lines
Old 02-20-2003, 05:45 PM   #49
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Oh well.. it has all ended.

I booted with windows recovery and tried to fix the MBR for windows...i manages to screw it up even worse, so that nothing (not even linux) would load..

somehow both hd's got corrupted and i had to reformat them 3 times because the reformating didn't work the first 2 (dont know why ??)

anyways..i reinstalled windows XP...finally got most of my programs loaded again.. what a pain!
Old 02-21-2003, 07:10 AM   #50
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I think i know what happened, well personally THIS HAS HAPPEND TO ME. I know this might sound dumb but i whiped out everything by reformatting, then starting off fresh and backtracking through what i did, I think you installed something probly on your "DOS" driver than your linux hd. because it's probly having a conflict on what to boot. thats just a guess, but mines working now; I'm currently running 3 OS's on 1 box ;]

they are all running fine. my personal opinion is it's having a conflict with each OS and trying to boot linux at the same time as windows but it ain't going to happen
Old 07-13-2006, 03:31 PM   #51
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After reading all the nightmares and extended tutorials on doing this I was pretty scared to get started. I have a clean install of XP running. I popped in the Mandriva 2006 disk and custom partitioned place for linux to install and then partitioned the bulk of the drive as FAT32. Mandriva already saw the Windows partitions. Installed as normal and lilo AUTOMATICALLY added the windows choice. NO messing with lilo.conf or winblows. Dual booting just fine - Way too easy.


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