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Old 09-29-2008, 02:01 AM   #16
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I have this problem with FEDORA 9. I tried to dual boot FEDORA 9 with XP. The installation was perfect, but when I type my username and password in FEDORA9 log on screen, the computer freeze with a short beep sound.

I am using DELL Optiplex GS260

THANKS

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Old 09-30-2008, 12:18 AM   #17
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you get wrong password or username

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Old 10-01-2008, 02:58 AM   #18
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I am pretty sure that you need to have xp installed first. I have had my xp/fedora on my Dell precision m4300 and I installed fedora after I had xp already installed. Then the fedora boot loader will see both xp and fedora. Be sure to partition the hard drive so you have room for both os's. You will have to chose custom install when you install fedora. Make sure to create a swap disk as well as the / drive.

Hope this helps and does not just confuse you.

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Old 10-01-2008, 04:36 PM   #19
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I have this problem with FEDORA 9. I tried to dual boot FEDORA 9 with XP. The installation was perfect, but when I type my username and password in FEDORA9 log on screen, the computer freeze with a short beep sound.
Your problem is not associated with dual booting or sata - you need to search for similar issues, or post a new thread. (post url of the new thread here.)

Note: if you had entered the wrong username or password, then you'd simply get an error message and the apportunity to retry.

Have you tried - logging in as root? Logging in to a text console?
Are you using KDE or Gnome?
 
Old 10-01-2008, 04:50 PM   #20
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I am pretty sure that you need to have xp installed first.
You are mistaken - it is just more convenient.

If you install XP second, then XP will overwrite GRUB (with NTLoader) in the MBR. This requires reinstalling GRUB. LQ has numerous howtos on this.

Indeed - reading the first few posts in this thread reveals that OP has successfully installed XP second, the issue being the lack of out-of-the-box SATA support in XP.

<rant>
For those of us used to linux's excellent HW support, the continued poor showing in, even recent releases of, Windows OSs can be something of a puzzler. Most of our drivers are free software, there is nothing preventing MS from including them. Since they have the code to their own driver layer (one would hope) it should be that much easier for them to port the free drivers at least. That they do not do so just means they don't want to.
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I have had my xp/fedora on my Dell precision m4300 and I installed fedora after I had xp already installed. Then the fedora boot loader will see both xp and fedora.
Lets try not to confuse the newbies about what's going on here... many modern distro installers (including anaconda - fedora's installation program) will attempt to detect other OSs when they run. If they find any, they will present the user with additional options.

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Be sure to partition the hard drive so you have room for both os's. You will have to chose custom install when you install fedora. Make sure to create a swap disk as well as the / drive.
IIRC: Anaconda can handle resizing ntfs and repartitioning the HDD these days. It is sufficient just to boot from the install media and usually more effective to use gnu/linux tools to do this. The installer provides a dialog to make things simple.
 
  


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