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Old 12-19-2004, 02:27 AM   #1
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Post Missing Windows ON Boot Load


Hey guys, welcome me to the forums :P

Well heres the Thingie. Ages ago i installed RedhAt 9, it ran allright but i had that
freeze problem where my keyboard lights would flash, But that's not the problem this is when i installed RedHat Before i had windows allready installed and when i turned on my pc, the redhat bootloader would come up and my Windows XP wouldn't show, i couldn't fix that problem so i just formated my RedHat Partition and i had to go back to Windows

But now i got Windows XP and Linspire both installed, it's working fine the linspire BootLoader if detecting my Windows XP, But another problem is i don't really like Windows XP:P, so im planning of uninstalling it and Installing Fedora CORE 3

Can someone please explain to me in simple steps how i can get my FC3 to detect my Windows XP?

Fanx, DesyphER
 
Old 12-19-2004, 02:32 AM   #2
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first welcome to LQ

why do u want fedora to detect winxp will ur planning to format it ?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 02:39 AM   #3
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Fanx,

Lol sorry i explained in such a confusing way

Right now i got Linspire installed, frankly i don't like it im more of a redhat d00d

B4 when my Windows wasn't detected i had RecHat 9, Now i downloaded FC3 and i want to install that, my concern is "Will it detect Windows XP?", If it doesn't how can i make it detect Windows XP

oops, 'n my Windows XP is on my primary Partition, im planning on formating Linspire one il be installing Fedora there.

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Old 12-19-2004, 02:52 AM   #4
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first format linspire
then format ur mbr (master boot record) by either using windows startup disk and typing : fdisk /mbr

or loading winxp cd and enter the recovery console and type : fixmbr

then install fedora and it should detect winxp

Good luck and post any problems u have
 
Old 12-19-2004, 03:47 AM   #5
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Originally posted by heema
first format linspire
then format ur mbr (master boot record) by either using windows startup disk and typing : fdisk /mbr

or loading winxp cd and enter the recovery console and type : fixmbr

then install fedora and it should detect winxp

Good luck and post any problems u have
Okie dokie, just gimmie a few hours LOL, my mum needs to download some things, then il do it i may as well let her today since i'm gonna get capped tommorow by bigpond ... !!!! !!!!

oh well uncapped net was fun while i had it, i guess il be replying back in a few hours then (eheheheheee):P
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:52 AM   #6
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Kewl, it's working i guess the problem was RedHat 9 that it wouldn't wanna detect WIndows XP, FC3 Rocks!!

Lol, but just one problem guys how do i get Amsn working, ive downloaded the rpm one for Fedora And it extracted files all over the place :S, i dunno which one to run/how to run it etc, please help me with breif instrcuctions. Im a linux n00b but will to learn

Fanx, DespyhER
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:03 AM   #7
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glad to hear that it works

gaim comes preinstalled with fedora , it will connect to msn , icq , aol ,...

if u want to install amsn its better to use a package manager like apt or yum as it will take care of the dependancies

http://www.fedora.us/wiki/FedoraHOWTO
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:10 AM   #8
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ah okay, and how do i install them LOL, i don't know nothing on Linux, how n00bey is that "Not knowing how to install Apps", haha
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:22 AM   #9
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main installation types in RedHat(should be the same for Fedora)

"rpm --help" "man rpm" "info rpm"

tar.gz file

tar -xzvf

cd directory_created_from_tarfile

./configure

make

su
password

make install

usually.. Be sure to read the README's and INSTALL docs for each software..
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:25 AM   #10
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oH OH fanx alot man, dw i got the tar.gz one too work i just open the amsn file, when i used the rpm and located it, the amsn wouldn't work

Conclusion,

Fanx for help
RPM'S Suck

Last edited by DesyphER; 12-19-2004 at 08:31 AM.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:31 AM   #11
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The easiest way to get aMSN to work is to untar the source and just run ./amsn in the untarred directory.
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Thanks for reading my posts..
 
  


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