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It's definitely a possibility - maybe, and this is just an idea, he messed up the boot loader area thingy. If so, stick in a DOS disk of some description (if you don't have one, Tom's Root Disk could help. I don't know the uRL, but Google for it and it'll be there), at the DOS prompt, type in fdisk /mbr and reboot.
Alternatively, put in your XP disk and try to rescue it from the rescue options. If worst comes to worst (and I've had to do this myself a couple of times......flatten the hard drive, use PM to create 2 (or more) partitions, install XP on the first partition and Linux on the second - I normally put Grub or LILO on the mbr.
Again, though, it may really help to know the following before you do anything further:
What is your distro?
Talk us through the install you did - we may get pointers from there
and as Sorrodos asks - post the contents of /etc/fstab and grub.conf.
Without the info we are just guessing and this could easily go on forever.
i dont know what he distro is im still a noob my friend gave me his linux cause he doesnt use it and im new lots o things about the programs inside linux not the regular things like distro and all that
Distro means distribution. For example, I am running Red Hat Linux 9, Sorrodos is running SUSE 8.2. What are the disks your friend gave you? Most common distros are Mandrake, Red Hat (both easy to install and use), Slackware (difficult for newbies), Debian (also tricky), JAMD Linux, SUSE Linux, Gentoo, etc etc.
Leseta- Okay, now we have something to start from. I am assuming you are running in graphical mode, am I right? Does your screen look similar to Windows? Now, open a file manager, type /etc in the address entry field. Now open your fstab file and copy and paste the contents into here.
Anyway, to the matter in hand.....
When you partitioned your disk, what did you do? The last time I partitioned I went from Win ME (I know, I know). I simply told the program to use the free/empty space at the end of the drive. How did you do it?
How long have you had the laptop? I ask because if it's new and you don't have any important data saved, you could wipe it and start from scratch.
When i made the partition it used required amount of space. and its not the laptop that Linux is on its the other computer that is on. I cant wipe out all the dat because my mom is in a lawsuit with all her data on the other computer