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Old 11-20-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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Issues!!!


Well since linux is missing some media and video programs, and directx i was gunna install windows too dual boot, BUT everytime I put in my windows disk it says on start up, push any button to boot from disk, I hit a button, then it says please wait while setup looks at your system, well usually from there it will go into set up, but now all it does it make the screen go black and sit there. Ive used this disk many times to install windows, this is the first time this happend... then, i put in my Fedora Core 4 boot disk 1 to see if i can get rid of Linux OS so I can install Windows first then Linux. But, its not getting rid of Linux. So can anyone help me out here?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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What media programs are those?

Linux is great at Audio, Video and all the bits in between. Often Linux does not come installed with MP3 or DVD software because it is illegal/free licensing prohibits the distribution of this, however you can always get the software you need just by searching the net for it. Look on the Fedora Core website for more information, and also on google. It's all out there, at no cost!

As with the problems with your windows CD, are you sure your computer is set up in the BIOS to boot from CD?

Regards,

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Old 11-20-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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well, it has to be set to boot from CD, because if it wasent it would ask to boot from disk
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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just checking.

Have you tried the CD in someone elses PC - it could just be faulty! (the contents is already faulty anyway! heh)
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:45 PM   #5
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I've seen this before, and experienced it, some people say it's Linux, some have sworn it isn't but removing it has seemed to fix the problem, for me a different windows cd did the trick.

I think it's a mixture of all of it. Try a different cd first

and btw, i would stick to trying to fix media in FC4, you'll appreciate the time and effort you put into YOUR system eventually
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:45 PM   #6
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well, I have right here, a new Windows XP Home addition, and its doing the same crap, its like my Linux is not letting it run or something, because when i have the CD on desktop, i click on it and hit install, and it gives me an Error. Also, ive been trying to remove Linux but I really don't know how... lol. Oh and about the 4th disk, for some reason it says its not right or something stupid, even thought I burned all 4 with Nero.

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Old 11-20-2005, 07:50 PM   #7
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No, absolutely not - at that point of a system startup, Linux (or any other operating system) has nothing to do with the ability to boot from a CD.

Here's how it works:

1) Power up to POST (power on self test)
2) Hand control to BIOS (Basic Input Ouput System)
3) BIOS runs some checks like mem checks and reads CMOS data values
4) BIOS seeks bootstrap from listed devices in CMOS, eg boot from floppy, cd or hdd.
5) control (boot) is given to first device found in order with a Master Boot record.

only at step 5 does linux/win come into the equation, Linux definitely won't stop your cd from starting. Check hardware errors (eg dodgy mem etc), check your CMOS setup (del, f2, f8 at startup on some computers), check your cd drive for correct wiring.

Regards,
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:55 PM   #8
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Ok, how do I boot up into POST?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:57 PM   #9
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A new edition you bought or you just burnt an image??

if cd 4 of FC4 had errors, maybe your winxp home does too??

Like i say, it shouldn't have anything to do with Linux but i've seen people here say when they removed linux it was fine, maybe it's Microsoft not playing well with the other children.

To remove your FC4 install you need to remove the partition and grub.

maybe the problem is GRUB, you could remove that if you got into the rescue part of the cd
 
Old 11-20-2005, 08:02 PM   #10
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Well, lol since im a total n00b at this, I did try to put in my Fedora Core disk in to try from there, but no luck, and i have no idea how to unistall anything on Linux, because well, this is only my second day LOL. also my friend suggested reformat through DOS yet once again, im a noob and i dont know how to enter DOS on Linux of Linux even has a DOS, also for the question, I burned the 4 Fedora Core Disks, and I have a store bought Windows disk.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 08:20 PM   #11
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Whilst i am sympathetic to people learning new things, and i am still new....

www.google.com

google is your friend!
 
Old 11-20-2005, 08:32 PM   #12
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Well that didn't help at all, can someone just give me a step by step on how to get rid of Fedora Core 4, so I can see what the heck is up with my system?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 09:39 PM   #13
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Try This page.

You mentioned in a previous post that the 4th Fedora disk was in error. Either the downloaded file was corrupted, or the media burned incorrectly. I suggest that you obtain another copy of fedora before re-installing Windows.

Also, you said
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well, I have right here, a new Windows XP Home addition, and its doing the same crap, its like my Linux is not letting it run or something, because when i have the CD on desktop, i click on it and hit install, and it gives me an Error.
Just put the Windows CD in your cd drive and reboot. If your computer is set in the bios to boot from CD 1st, then the windows installer should start.

When you install windows, make sure that you leave room on your hard disk to put Linux back on. This will back installing Linux less painful. Search the forums for how to partition your disk...

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 11-20-2005, 10:58 PM   #14
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Well I would put the windows disk in, and it says Hit any key to boot from disk, when it goes into inspecting system configuration, then its goes black and doesnt do anything, still having problems with.

Oh and all my Fedora disks work. Its just my windows disk that arent working...

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Old 11-20-2005, 11:17 PM   #15
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Originally posted by FD_Doc
Well that didn't help at all, can someone just give me a step by step on how to get rid of Fedora Core 4, so I can see what the heck is up with my system?
That link that was provided is to Google. It's called a search engine, you ask it questions and it gives you answers. Why do I get the feeling you haven't searched at all, you just want people to do everything for you...

In answer to your question, you want to remove linux? That's easy, boot into Fedora, open a terminal and type 'init 3'. You might need to be root, I'm not sure. That'll drop you to a command line, now type this in:
Code:
fdisk /dev/hda
You'll definitely need to be logged in as root to do that. Now press 'm' to get a list of commands you can use, use fdisk to delete all your partitions. Congrats, now you have an empty disk! Done, bye bye.
 
  


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