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If you have installed linux on the same PC as windows then you will need to boot windows with lilo - lilo is the boot menu that comes up with linux and it can have an optin to boot windows. What distro is it you installed? Some will have added wndows to lilo already. If not, you may have to do it... It is also possible that if you recently installed linux you may have accidentally wiped the windows drive. You will have to give details. If you do su and type the root passsword then do:
fdisk -l /dev/hda
and post the results, this may give some some idea of what is going on...
linux and windows are on the same drive. windows still exists and i cam slect it as a boot option, it'l go through the little scroly thingy and a screen will say xmnt2002 program not found-skiping disk check
i think it goes by real quick. what i can tell from surfin' the web id that i need to turn my ntfs from hidden to regular (type 17 apperntly dont know what that means) my exprence with linux is very limited. mandrake 10.1 is whats running, fdisk /dev/hda gives:
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 19457.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help):
with fdisk -l/dev/hda:
fdisk: invalid option -- /
Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
fdisk -v Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
cfdisk is a nice user interface for fdisk, I recommend it highly. You can enter cfdisk at the command prompt and then choose the type option from menu at the bottom of the screen. A list of fs types will come up and you can choose the number for the fs of your choice. Then once that is done choose write type yes and then choose quit. That should do the trick, if that's what you need to do.