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Old 01-05-2002, 12:05 AM   #1
f0rmat
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Unhappy linux killed my pc


Ok, I installed redhat linux 7.2 a week or so ago and everything was fine and dandy. I have linux on a 6GB slave and i have winXP and win98 split on a 40GB hd. The 40GB is primary. Last night I turned on my PC and it got to lilo... i selected windows and it sat there, it said loading windows... for about 5 minutes, it never went away, never got to the windows boot menu to select winxp or 98, nothing... however linux works fine, if i select linux from lilo i get right in... does anything have any suggestion or know how i might be able to solve this problem? My email addy is calie1999@aol.com If anyone has any suggestions please post, or email me, or both. Thanks!

-f0rmat
 
Old 01-05-2002, 04:49 PM   #2
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linux didn't kill your pc, if its sitting at windows is starting.. then its a windows problem. try booting up with a rescue disk for windows and try to find the trouble if that gets you booted into windows..
 
Old 01-05-2002, 05:55 PM   #3
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did you write lilo to the boot partition on the primary HD. Was the linux HD set as primary or slave when you had this boot problem?
 
Old 01-10-2002, 12:10 PM   #4
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Red face killed pc

you were right, it didnt kill my pc, it was windows... i got a virus that deleted everything =(
 
Old 01-10-2002, 12:13 PM   #5
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so how's about an appology to the linux community? ;-)
 
  


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