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Ok, so i want to dual boot windows xp on my mandrake 9.1 system, i have all the cd's i need... but do not know how to exactly go about getting this done.
I'm not a complete linux noob, i have installed mandrake 9.1 on my system and can navigate the gnome desktop, and can find my way around the HD using the command prompt. But i have no idea, in any way, of how to get windows on my linux system.
Could use help through AIM 1v1 actual talking, or post here with a list of slightly explained commands to do.
Sorry to ask this, i searched a bit to no avail, direction to another thread is fine too.
Mandrake should have picked up your windoze install during your Mandrake install. However, that's besides the point now. Do you have graphical Mandrake? If so, login as root and fire up the Mandrake Control Center. In there you can edit your boot options. You'll need to add windoze to your boot loader, but we need some info first so we can give you a bit of better info. Post up what you get from typing:
fdisk -l /dev/hda
And also tell us anything you know about your partition scheme.
Yea i got it dual booted persay... Linux runs fine, but at startup i boot 'windows' and then it brings up the windows xp loading screen, followed almost instantly by the computer restarting again. Coming to the boot screen.
This occurs each time i try to boot windows. WTF ! :P Help appreciated. Linux works fine and all
edit: Yea i did all that defrag and things... and i suppose i successfully dual booted, though windows doesnt seem to go.
Can you describe your partition setup, or go into linux (which I'm guessing you are in?) and type:
fdisk -l /dev/hda
And post up the results. Also post up the contents of /etc/lilo.conf by typing: