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Old 11-15-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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Question Plz Help... [Dual Boot Prob]


OS's:
- Red Hat WS3 Update 6 x86
- Windows XP

Problems:
- Lost dual boot ability
- No Floppy, USB or CD-ROM available.
- No Internet Access.
- Can't install any additional hardware for warranty reasons.

Procedure:
Installed first WinXP, then RH then WinXP again... used the normal Grub dual boot that installs itself with RH....

Question:
how do i restore dual booting from WinXP?

Plz help me.... ... BTW i tried to find similar threads first to no avail... sorry for my poor English...
 
Old 11-15-2005, 09:14 AM   #2
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WinXP install its own boot manager and assumes that it is the only OS in the system! You should have first installed WinXP and then Linux.
If you have the CDs for RH you can boot from the CD and do a repair or install additional components. This will install grub again in the system. I hope this works!
 
Old 11-15-2005, 09:32 AM   #3
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Quote:
Problems:
- Lost dual boot ability
- No Floppy, USB or CD-ROM available.
- No Internet Access.
- Can't install any additional hardware for warranty reasons.
How did you install the OSes in the first place if you don't have any floppy, cd-rom and internet access available? Sorry I'm not able to understand here.

Tux,
 
Old 11-15-2005, 09:36 AM   #4
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cd rom is damaged

Last edited by honda_ricer; 11-15-2005 at 09:39 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 09:40 AM   #5
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its not even my pc... im an intern... im guessing i cant open it for warranty reasons... but they cannnot alow the pc to leave or something... so im pretty much in trouble...
 
Old 11-15-2005, 10:04 AM   #6
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Is it an enterprise PC?...meaning one in your office. If that's the case then you definitely don't want to touch it. You can talk to IT person or the person in charge of systems to see if they have a spare cdrom or floppy drives.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:09 PM   #7
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yes its an entreprise pc... but im new to linux... and well part of my job is to fix them... by boss/instructor told me to find a way.... and ive been looking for a week now.... most of the docs include either a live cd or a boot floppy... i cant use any of those... i think hes just trying to mess with my mind... can anyone help me?
 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:13 PM   #8
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does it have a usb port?
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:00 PM   #9
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- No Floppy, USB or CD-ROM available....

i need to find a way to restore the boot loader or add a linux entry to the windows bootloader... [i think its imposible since the windows bootloader doesnt support ex2 or ex3 partitions]
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:04 PM   #10
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you might have a problem...
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:13 PM   #11
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is no one really able to help me??????

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