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Old 11-30-2009, 12:35 AM   #196
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I thought it was supposed to mount the ISO that's sitting patiently on the partition
 
Old 11-30-2009, 12:37 AM   #197
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Also, I can not start winderz like normal. Seems I need to have the winderz installation CD in the drive in order to start winderz. I figured this out, because, I was about to re-re-re-re-re-reinstall xp
 
Old 11-30-2009, 12:43 AM   #198
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I thought it was supposed to mount the ISO that's sitting patiently on the partition
AFAIK it should load from the partition if you setup the bootloader correctly and point to the correct partition.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 12:44 AM   #199
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I am now readjusting the boot.ini, and the menu.lst . Then rebooting w/o xp CD

The files are back to original condition. Rebooting...

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Also, I can not start winderz like normal. Seems I need to have the winderz installation CD in the drive in order to start winderz. I figured this out, because, I was about to re-re-re-re-re-reinstall xp
This is another strange issue. In my opinion the Grub4dos doesn't change anything in your Windhoos environment, only one line in the boot.ini you have to put in.

I'm starting to believe that you have a powerfull witch living close to you that is hexing you.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 12:47 AM   #201
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ok, in the menu.lst, the new lines specify (hd0,0)

In boot.ini, the added command is copy-n-paste from the tutorial.

The other folders, files, were extracted and placed exactly as instructed.

Were there any other adjustments needed?
 
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I'm starting to believe that you have a powerfull witch living close to you that is hexing you.
I still live with my ex!
 
Old 11-30-2009, 12:55 AM   #203
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On the FAT32 partition, sits only the ISO. All other extracted files and folders were deleted before the big reboot. Seem correct procedure to you?

I think the next correct proedure is to kick a big reboot right up She-Beast's ass!
 
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ok, in the menu.lst, the new lines specify (hd0,0)

In boot.ini, the added command is copy-n-paste from the tutorial.

The other folders, files, were extracted and placed exactly as instructed.

Were there any other adjustments needed?
As far as I remember no.
 
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I still live with my ex!
Oh dear God, that might be the reason.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 01:16 AM   #206
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Rebooted. Back to normal. WHEW!

After I complete the tutorial, by extracting and placing files, and after adding the lines to the menu and boot.ini,
...big question...
should I immediately restart the computer, or should I open the ISO?

I finished the tutorial etc, then rstarted. Shall I try the other way?
 
Old 11-30-2009, 01:19 AM   #207
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On the FAT32 partition, sits only the ISO. All other extracted files and folders were deleted before the big reboot. Seem correct procedure to you?

I think the next correct proedure is to kick a big reboot right up She-Beast's ass!
Hold on there! You extracted the two files needed from the iso and put them in C:\boot right? Next where is your iso located? It has to be on the C: drive also. From what you post here I'm getting the impression that you put the iso on one of the prepared partitions to install to. That's a bad idea since that partition will be formatted by the installer and you'll be left with what's running in memory up to the point of failure. Also check your menu.lst for what concerns the Linux boot part, that it points to the correct partition (same as Windows).

sorry for the late reply, couldn't access LQ for 5 minutes.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:21 AM   #208
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Rebooted. Back to normal. WHEW!

After I complete the tutorial, by extracting and placing files, and after adding the lines to the menu and boot.ini,
...big question...
should I immediately restart the computer, or should I open the ISO?

I finished the tutorial etc, then rstarted. Shall I try the other way?
After you complete the tutorial you should reboot and select the Linux environment. That should load the two necessary files you extracted from the iso and start the installer from the iso.

What do you mean by 'the other way'?

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:23 AM   #209
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Yea, my LQ was trippin too. Ok, I will remove NETINST from the other partition, and place it on the winderz desktop (or should it go on C:\ or...?). Then, follow the instructions again...
 
Old 11-30-2009, 01:28 AM   #210
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"The other way" would be, to open the ISO.
 
  


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