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Old 03-30-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Question (serious) grub prolem unable to install xp (or boot any cd/dvd)


HI this is MeandSushil, i had installed linux on my 40 IDE hard disk drive now i want to install xp on then linux, but i am not able to boot any cd now, that grub problem is coming again and again.

THIS IS WHAT I DID BUT COULD NOT FIND THE SOLUTION

1.I formatted entire hard disk by connecting it to second computer fully formatted took me almost 1.20 minutes to format still nothing happend to that grub problem

the only way i could install xp on that 40 gb ide hd was to connect it to 2nd pc and install xp on it,but then when i connected this hd to first one i could install linux on it but xp was giving some popups windows as now the motherboard had changed on this 1st pc .

plz help me quickly.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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i want to kick out this problem! i hate grub problem.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 09:06 AM   #3
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not being able to boot from the cd, should not be related to the hdd problem.

can you boot from any cd?, if not check the bios boot order to see what order it is set to.

then boot the win_xp cd & let it's setup format the entire drive.

if that works, then boot the linux_cd & use the option to install side_by_side.
 
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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I agree with pierre ... grub has nothing to do with booting from an alternate source (unless you tell it too)
 
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:28 AM   #5
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you probably are trying to boot into a CD but your BIOS is not configured for it.

at startup, look for "Press XX for SETUP" or, for a newer motherboard, "Press XX for BOOT MENU", something similar.

If you get into the boot menu, put the CD in the drive and select to boot from the cd drive.

If you can only go into setup, look for a "boot" menu and you can put the cd drive before the hard drive. They're all different so I can't give you any specific screen, etc.

once you tell it to check for the CD before going to the hard drive, it won't care what's on the hard drive and you can then boot from the CD
 
Old 03-31-2010, 01:35 AM   #6
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come on i did all this thing boot order fron bios and all , keep boot fron cdrom option and all, still the problem is not solved. help me.
 
Old 03-31-2010, 05:42 AM   #7
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Ok ... let us start from the beginning ... what CD / DVD are you putting in the drive to boot from?
 
  


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