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hamidreza_gh 07-25-2004 08:00 AM

I have lost my xp after installing fedora core 1
 
after I installed fedora core 1 I have lost my windows xp .
I tried to installe xp again but I couldn't do it . what should I do to install xp? or how could I uninstall fedora core 1?


now I will explain it more .
my windows was on C: drive of my hard disk then I seperate 6 gig from D: drive and unpartitioned it and then I installed fedora on that place.
after installing fedora I used linux rescue to install grub but there I found
there is no windows on my hard disk.then I tried to install windows but it said "windows couldn't find enough free space to be installed".
I know if I use fdisk to format my hard disk I will lose all data on my hard disk but I don't want to lose them!

b0uncer 07-25-2004 08:06 AM

could you explain this a bit more? where did you install your fedora's bootloader, into MBR or on a normal partition? on what partitions did you have fedora and on what did you have windows (how did you partition your disk)?

zandak 07-25-2004 10:08 AM

when you installed the Fedora Core, did you do a safe install, or did you have the installer reformat the HD?:Pengy:

b0uncer 07-25-2004 11:25 AM

because if you didn't specify your windows installation to be "secured", you're most likely wiped it out...and if the existing windows installation covered your whole HD, the only way you got your linux installed (I guess) was either to remove windoze or resize the partition and add new ones...and my guess on this would be that you removed the whole windows. if this is the case, of course...post more info.

however, getting windows back goes like this: make some space for windows with some partition app that recognizes linux partitions (like ext2 or ext3 and so on), by resizing or removing them. after that either leave the space empty (I'd say do this) or add a new fat-partition (or ntfs?) there. then just reboot and if you didn't create the fat-partition (which I prefer not to do in linux, but use windows' own tools for it's own tasks), do it now with windows' fdisk for example. then just install normally I guess.

zandak 07-25-2004 11:32 AM

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Originally posted by b0uncer
because if you didn't specify your windows installation to be "secured", you're most likely wiped it out...and if the existing windows installation covered your whole HD, the only way you got your linux installed (I guess) was either to remove windoze or resize the partition and add new ones...and my guess on this would be that you removed the whole windows. if this is the case, of course...post more info.

however, getting windows back goes like this: make some space for windows with some partition app that recognizes linux partitions (like ext2 or ext3 and so on), by resizing or removing them. after that either leave the space empty (I'd say do this) or add a new fat-partition (or ntfs?) there. then just reboot and if you didn't create the fat-partition (which I prefer not to do in linux, but use windows' own tools for it's own tasks), do it now with windows' fdisk for example. then just install normally I guess.

AGREED! IF YOU JUST STICK THE CD INTO THE MACHINE AND THEN CLICK INSTALL, WINDOWS IS WIPED OUT


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