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Old 06-09-2010, 05:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy i have linux fedora how to install windows xp after se linux denials


i have fedora linux as an operating system on my laptop but each time i try to install a new program it prompts for an authenticate root password of which i have no idea
i wanted to install windows xp on it but each timen i do so it prompts"se-linux denial" on the base that the source is not trusted as i didnt authenticate it
im really having a tough time
save me plz guyz
 
Old 06-09-2010, 05:11 AM   #2
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How are you installing XP?
What happens if you boot from the install CD from XP?
 
Old 06-09-2010, 05:28 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Are you trying to install Windows from withing your Linux installation? That would be impossible. Just as repo said, what happens if you boot from the Windows CD?

Also it's a lot better practice to first install Windows and Linux next. Linux can cooperate with other OS whilst Windows gives you a pretty hard time.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 06-09-2010, 06:57 AM   #4
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i have fedora linux as an operating system on my laptop but each time i try to install a new program it prompts for an authenticate root password of which i have no idea
Didn't you set a root password when you first installed Fedora?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 04:54 AM   #5
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I didnt install fedora actually it was already installed on my laptop so i didnt have aceess of the root password

yes im trying to install windows from within my linux installation

are u saying that i first uninstall linux and then install windows
if so plz give me the steps as im quiet new to linux

also my laptop wont boot from cd ?
What to do?
Im starting to get really frustated about my laptop im not even able to install drives because of the authentication problem.
Help me guyz i know u cn and i appreciate each of ur responses towards my problem
 
Old 06-10-2010, 05:09 AM   #6
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Hello,

You could go for an install of Windows in a virtual machine, so look into VirtualBox, VMWare, or others.

Are you trying to boot from an official Windows CD when you say your laptop doesn't boot from CD? Does it boot from other CDs or not at all?

If you don't go for the virtualization and prefer to have a dual boot, then you'll need to perform a clean install, the best is to start first with Windows and next Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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also my laptop wont boot from cd ?
You need to set the boot option in the BIOS
We he laptop boots, press esc or f12 or f1 depending on the brand of your laptop,
and set the cd as the first boot option.
Ten boot from the windows XP cd and install windows.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 07:26 AM   #8
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prep*;
Please do not use texting shorthand here--- you, please, are, etc.

So who DID install Fedora? Regardless, you will need to get a root password sooner or later. I would solve this before trying to install Windows. OR: Install Windows, and then re-install Fedora.

You'll also need to get it booting from a CD to do any of this.
 
  


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