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Old 04-12-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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Exclamation fedora 10 installed, can't install windows xp now as alternative os


I had windows xp loaded in my computer. then i [COLOR="black"]instaLLED FEDORA 10 FROM AN INSTALLATION DISK AND CHOSE DEFAULT FORMATTING. AS A RESULT WINDOWS IS NO LONGER THERE. I WANT TO USE BOTH OS. BUT INSERTING WINDOWS XP CD NOW DOES NOT PRODUCE ANY RESULT. i WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS AND KEEP FEDORA TOO. WHAT IS THE WAY?
 
Old 04-12-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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Create 2 partitions on your HD
Install XP to one partition
install fedora to the other, and install GRUB
More info
http://www.overclockersclub.com/guid...oot_fedora_xp/

BTW, your CAPS key is locked.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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I had windows xp loaded in my computer. then i [color="black"]instaLLED FEDORA 10 FROM AN INSTALLATION DISK AND CHOSE DEFAULT FORMATTING. AS A RESULT WINDOWS IS NO LONGER THERE. I WANT TO USE BOTH OS. BUT INSERTING WINDOWS XP CD NOW DOES NOT PRODUCE ANY RESULT. i WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS AND KEEP FEDORA TOO. WHAT IS THE WAY?

I think you should have selected the option "Delete the Linux partition and make default layout option".


Why don't you post your

Code:
fdisk -l
over here, that would help us to suggest either you Ntfs or fat file system still exists or you have really farmetted all partitions ..

If its the second case then you'll have to repartition your Hard disk. Using any partitions magic, or using fdisk using a bootable disk.

Remember to keep desired space unpartitioned for Linux and Install your Windows OS on the partitioned space..

Once done with windows installation, Now insert your fedora CD/DVD and boot up and from disk durid screen select

"Use Free space and make default layout".

and follow the instructions and hopefully you'll be done.


Cheers!!
 
Old 04-12-2009, 02:00 PM   #4
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I think you should have selected the option "Delete the Linux partition and make default layout option".


Why don't you post your

Code:
fdisk -l
over here, that would help us to suggest either you Ntfs or fat file system still exists or you have really formatted all partitions ..

If its the second case then you'll have to repartition your Hard disk. Using any partitions magic, or using fdisk with a bootable disk.


For example:
If i had 80GB the i might have made the following config.

20GB primary C Drive
30GB Secondary{
* 15GB D drive
* 15GB E drive}
30 GB free space left for Linux during fdisk.


Remember to keep desired space unpartitioned for Linux and Install your Windows OS on the partitioned space..

Once done with windows installation, Now insert your fedora CD/DVD and boot up and from disk durid screen select

"Use Free space and make default layout".

and follow the instructions and hopefully you'll be done.


Cheers!!
 
  


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