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Old 02-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #16
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That would work if they had their windows System reserved partition, but it''s missing.
As long as the i386 folder is there & they have the windows product key they can reinstall, after backing up data.

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Old 02-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #17
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Errr, Puppy linux runs as root and does not use sudo or update grub like a Debian or Ubuntu Distro.

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Operating System: Puppy Linux Linux 2.6.21.7
I'd post my grub4dos menu list for my pendrive installs of Puppy Linux on my Windows 7 Laptop but you already have something going with lostfarmer at

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/new...oot-winxp.html

By the way. Grub4dos is installable in puppy linux since you say it is not in the menu.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=51697

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=54360

http://shino.pos.to/linux/lupq/puppydualboot.html

My grub4dos menu may not help you though as I have recovery partition alongside the windows 7 partition and my Puppy Racy 5.2.2 and MacPup 528 installs are both on 4 gig pendrives as frugal installs with a personal save .sfs. You might have saved yourself some grief if you had gone the usb running Puppy Linux route and left the Windows MBR from being over wrote by grub (just a guess what might have happened here. I don't know though for sure).

Good Luck with it. Hope you get this solved. Happy Trails, Rok
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #18
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Hiren's-boot-cd has mini windows xp & a lot of useful tools including command console
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #19
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EDDY1 Hirens recommendation is a good one also. It has bailed out Puppy users with dualbooting puppy with Windows.

I broke out my old Panasonic CF-48 that triple boots Windows XP, LightHouse Puppy 4.43, and AntiX 11. I use grub4dos to boot this Laptop. All my partitions boot OK on it. I just don't use this rig much as the LCD cable is flaky on it till I buy a replacement.

Windows XP is on the first partition and does not have a recovery partition and grub4dos is installed on the mbr. Puppy is a frugal install. Antix 11 is a full install.

Here is my full menu.lst that grub 4 dos generates to triple boot this rig.

Code:
# menu.lst produced by grub4dosconfig-v1.6d9.1
color white/blue black/cyan white/black cyan/black
timeout 10
default 0

# Frugal installed Puppy

title Light House pup 4.43 (sda6)
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /spup-443.sfs
  kernel /vmlinuz    pmedia=atahd pfix=fsck
  initrd /initrd.gz

title Light House pup 4.43 (sda6) RAM mode\nBoot up Puppy without pupsave
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /spup-443.sfs
  kernel /vmlinuz    pmedia=atahd pfix=ram,fsck
  initrd /initrd.gz

# Full installed Linux

# Windows
# this entry searches Windows on the HDD and boot it up
title Windows\nBoot up Windows if installed
  errorcheck off
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd  /bootmgr
  chainloader /bootmgr
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd  /ntldr
  chainloader /ntldr
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd   /io.sys
  chainloader /io.sys
  errorcheck on

# Boot from Partition Boot Sector

title Windows Xp (sda1:PBS)
  uuid 1A20A02E20A01335
  chainloader +1

title AntiX 11 Linux boot (sda3:PBS)
  uuid 3fe7d362-f455-43a0-9eb6-d60231f24be2
  chainloader +1

# additionals

title Find Grub2\nBoot up grub2 if installed
  find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /boot/grub/core.img
  kernel /boot/grub/core.img

title Grub4Dos commandline\n(for experts only)
  commandline

title Reboot computer
  reboot

title Halt computer
  halt
The Antix entry kicks in AntiX legacy grub Boot Loader. The Windows entry kicks in the Windows XP Bootloader.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #20
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IF wanting to find the UUID in Puppy Linux

Code:
sh-3.00# blkid
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs" 
/dev/sda1: UUID="1A20A02E20A01335" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda3: LABEL="/" UUID="3fe7d362-f455-43a0-9eb6-d60231f24be2" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sda5: UUID="38d34375-a4c6-4fda-bcc7-736eeb487061" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sda6: LABEL="/" UUID="93317189-8b9c-440a-9224-0799fa567f9b" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/loop1: UUID="598a8e30-1f3a-4a84-beb2-300d1deb4f7b" TYPE="ext2" 
/dev/sda7: LABEL="/Data1" UUID="4B5F-B945" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/loop4: TYPE="squashfs" 
/dev/loop5: TYPE="squashfs" 
/dev/loop6: TYPE="squashfs" 
/dev/loop2: UUID="598a8e30-1f3a-4a84-beb2-300d1deb4f7b" TYPE="ext2"
My fdisk -l for good measure also.

Code:
sh-3.00# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        1930    15502693+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            5659       12161    52235347+   5  Extended
/dev/sda3            1931        5658    29943808   83  Linux
/dev/sda5           11974       12161     1510078+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6            5659        6694     8321607   83  Linux
/dev/sda7            6695       11973    42403536    b  W95 FAT32

Partition table entries are not in disk order
Hope that helps.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 01:47 AM   #21
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@rokytnji your windows xp has the i386 folder also.
You just have to show hidden folders
Xp is the last Ms Os that stores i386 on hdd.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #22
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my wife suggests I just press ctrl+z a bunch of times until it goes back to normal.
 
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #23
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my wife suggests I just press ctrl+z a bunch of times until it goes back to normal.
I understand you following wifes instructions but right now your wins xp installation is broken, if what you are trying to restore is not there, it will not repair.
I suggested how you can reinstall from your hdd without xp-cd as long as you have product activation codes.
The i386 folder is your re-installation disk on your hdd Ms took it out of the newer releases so you have to buy it as OEM's can no longer store it on hdd.
Do you have 32 or 64-bit?

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Old 02-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #24
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I have 32-bit. And if it's come to that, then I'm pretty sure I know how to do that with the i386 folder. I was just trying to see if I could just fix it without having to go through all that trouble.

I was just kidding about the ctrl+z thing, btw.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #25
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You're welcome
Make sure you back everything up.
I suggest making an image or backup of anything you need to recover
 
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@rokytnji your windows xp has the i386 folder also.
You just have to show hidden folders
Xp is the last Ms Os that stores i386 on hdd.
Mine is OK Eddy. Boots and runs ,(rarely for tuning motorcycles). You might also want to mention that before installing any Linux distro along side a Windows install. Windows needs to be defragged first till all windows files are to the left in the Windows partition window instead of being scattered all over the drive.

This leads to problems when shrinking (gparted) a Windows XP partition to make room for a linux partition install. You lose Windows files when they are scattered all over the drive.
 
  


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