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I installed linux ony my computer that had WinXP home on it and the 1st thing i was told to do was make a partition so i did and made it as a Primary partition then i installed linux and wasnt really paying attention to what the program was telling me and made it install as the Main boot as a Grub and now i cant get to WinXP and when i try to get to different OS's to get linux only shows Dos and Linux how do i get WinXP back to the main boot?
Anyway, when I installed RedHat 8 (forming a dual boot with Win98), I opted to install LILO as my boot loader (you chose GRUB). When I rebooted, LILO presented me with the same 2 options: Dos and Linux. Linux took me to RedHat (You didn't mention your Linux distro), and Dos took me to Windows. I'm not sure about how WinXP does things, and you also didn't say what happened when you tried Dos; it should take you to Windows, but if not, I'm sure someone else can help you.
BTW, if Dos does take you to Windows, you can edit your bootloader configuration file (/etc/grub.conf? it's /etc/lilo.conf for me, but I don't use GRUB) to show the proper names.
I'm not sure that's possible with Windows XP. With 95, 98, and Me, DOS was still the primary underlying operating system, but with 2000 and XP, there is no DOS. I'm not quite sure how your computer would manage to boot to an operating system that doesn't exist.
i used partition magic pro 7.0 to make a new partition for linux and installed linux and know i cant get windowXP to loaded i madelinux the main boot i think and i cant find the windows boot loader now
Leseta- Okay, post the contents of your /etc/fstab file and your grub.conf. Maybe we can help you add an entry to Grub to allow you to boot XP. Also, browse the contents of that NTFS partition while booted into Linux, make sure you still have the Windows folder on it.
XavierP- Maybe he possibly resized the NTFS partition? I know that can really screw things up.