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i have been stalling to write a question here cuz i keep searching and searching on google to solve all my problems. but i am now stumped.
i have been at this windows/linux installation for 50 hours and i am quite frankly very tired.
i will cut it all short and down to the point and i am hoping someone will help me out as i am quite new to linux
Hdd and Partition Specs:
80 gb hard drive
10 gb Windows NTFS
10 gb NTFS
2 gb linux swap
12 gb ext3 (/)
rest is unpartitioned.
Windows XP Pro w/SP1a
Mandrake Linux 10
(i installed Fedora Core 2 but it freezes when i try to use sound so i am gonna stick with Mandrake)
Steps: (the last time i tried to install that is)
Installed windows first
[when i installed mandrake it did not tell me where do i want to install the bootloader as it did the first time i tried to install it (which i have now done several times)]
Error: (when i reboot and select Windows as my option,)
Filysystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
_ (blinking cursor)
and the cursor just remains there then
I dont know what to do. please, can someone help. i really want to use linux and windows as I want to write some plugins for GAIM and I want to program under a Linux env.
btw, in my previous installation attempts I have used the dd command to clean up the MBR so that I could revert back to Windows. I dont know if that played a role in anything thats happening. If so, how do i fix it?
Mandrake loads though, just so u know. Mandrake even sees my windows partitions in the /mnt/windows_c folder.