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Old 02-04-2004, 09:23 PM   #16
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Jenny,
As was pointed out earlier, the first step in installing Windows would be throwing the Windows CD into the CD drive. Now, restart the computer. If the computer is configured properly, then the Windows installer should begin automatically.

Let me know if this happens, and I can probably walk you through the rest. The next step would be to reformat your hard drive, that is assuming that the Windows installer recognizes the ext3 partitions (jargon you don't need to understand). I've had that problem before, but I can't remember what I did off the top of my head. Hopefully it won't be a problem, but if it is, does anybody know how to deal with this?

Just do the first step Jenny, and let me know if the MS installer starts to run. You sure chose one hell of a forum to get this kind of help . Lucky for you, society/industry has forced me to still use Windows here and there.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:56 PM   #17
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Just a minute here. Please correct me if I am wrong. Does linux partition hide itself so that fdisk cannot see it. If that is the case she cannot delete the linux partition. She will lose a portion of her drive space and linux will remain hidden. Hmmmmmm. Can someone confirm this.

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Old 02-04-2004, 09:59 PM   #18
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Nice bro jennygirl. Put a pad locke on your bedroom door. And toast your bro.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:01 PM   #19
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I don't want to get into this too much, unless it really ends up being a problem for Jenny, but I have had that problem before. I'm not sure if the Windows installer uses fdisk, but I do know that it sometimes does not recognize the linux partitions at all. There are obviously workarounds to this, but I think that will just confuse Jenny if we start discussing this if it doesn't pertain to her.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:01 PM   #20
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Chii-chan,

Shiawase to iu to ... oishii tabemono o kuinagara kirei na onanoko to hanasu koto desu.

Sorry jenny wish I could help, but now that I understand Linux...dont know that I can turn back.

I have read however that if you are having problems you may have to use

fdisk /mbr

in order to remove some info off of your harddisk.

I would say "just try putting the cd into the drive to see if the installation process begins automatically" but I have to assume that you have already tried this since you are seeking help...
 
Old 02-05-2004, 12:48 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by sjia
Just a minute here. Please correct me if I am wrong. Does linux partition hide itself so that fdisk cannot see it. If that is the case she cannot delete the linux partition. She will lose a portion of her drive space and linux will remain hidden. Hmmmmmm. Can someone confirm this.
No. MSDOS version of FDISK won't hide it. It will just say 'unknown type' or something like that.

So if she know how to use FDISK, she just have to remove extended partition and primary partition there and then recreate the partition.

"Shiawase wa .... anata no suki na hito no sobani iru"
 
Old 02-06-2004, 09:25 PM   #22
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But she can't get rid of extended partition because she has to remove the logical drive first. And she can't get rid of the logical drive because fdisk does not recognize it. I tried it. I had to eliminate the linux partition first using linux partitioning software before I could use fdisk. I know the Jenny doesn't know how to do that.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 12:05 PM   #23
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Jennygirl, at least use 2000 pro if your going be using M$ Don't be scared. Nothing bad is going to happen. If you mess up, just start over. Stick the CD in and make sure CDROM is your first boot device in your BIOS.
 
  


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