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Old 10-28-2004, 02:39 AM   #16
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Oh, I already tried all that Whitechedda said and It doesn't work. I'm using a bootable CDROM because I run the installation program of Linux and It works correctly, but the problem is that the boot process fails either with Linux or Windows.
What's happening?????
 
Old 10-28-2004, 09:59 AM   #17
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Originally posted by danikdj
Oh, I already tried all that Whitechedda said and It doesn't work. I'm using a bootable CDROM because I run the installation program of Linux and It works correctly, but the problem is that the boot process fails either with Linux or Windows.
What's happening?????
boot the linux install and run fdisk /dev/hda

I am assuming you have an IDE hd here, if this is not the case check google for assistance on using fdisk in linux, NOTE fdisk in linux is NOT the same as fdisk in windows 9x.

His p to get a list of partitions.

copy that list down and put it in a reply to this thread.

Just want to verify what partitions you have and what partitions have which OS's.


Also partition magic comes with a utility toi get more info about the errors.
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...ic&svy=&csm=no
try running the partition info utility and see what it says.

Partition magic is a horrid program, IMO and has been since the year 2000. I see more and more horror stories from it screwing stuff up every day than anything else. Must be the Symantec in it. >:-{

A key thing to remember if you plan to use this utility disable power control in bios. if the computer sleeps while you are running it, and it doe snto come back up correctly, its curtains for that hard drive from what I've seen.

That said my guess is the windows partition will likely have an ending cylinder that extends into antoher partition or does not exist on this drive. If you or the a utility can guess the correct cylinder to stop it on, you might be able to get back to square 1.

Good luck.

Last edited by WhiteChedda; 10-28-2004 at 10:10 AM.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 11:58 AM   #18
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Hi, the problem is caused by a Fedora bug. In the following article: http://lwn.net/Articles/86835 explains the problem and the solution.
I hope it works. Thank you at all.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:30 PM   #19
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by booting the computer with windows xp cd , i got my windows xp OS back.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:50 PM   #20
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by booting the computer with windows xp cd , i got my windows xp OS back.
You mean you reinstalled windows.

I was trying to avoid having you do that, but glad to hear your back up I suppose.
Hopefully you did not format the partition and lose your data.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 01:04 PM   #21
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No no...i didnt loose any of my data. Anyway thanks for everyone. Can anyone forward me to right place to see the instructions for installing Suse Linux?
 
  


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