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Old 10-16-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
davidwisdom
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Hello all,i used partition magic to create a primary partition on my laptop which already was running xp and 2003 server. to install ORACLE enterprise linux i set the new partition active. now the linux is up with GRUB loader which when i go to the menu option gives me the 'others' opton, thing is when i want o boot to either of the windows systems it tells me either NTLdr error for 2003 or fatal error after booting xp. im guessing its bcos i made the linux partition active as primary. I used partition magic to switch to active in windows. how can i now swicth back to the initial primary partition where ALL MY FILES ARE? secondly dolinux didnt recognise my audio card so i dont have audio. 3rdly the only player i have on it is HELIX it doesnt seem to play dvd. thanks
 
Old 10-16-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
The_JinJ
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Use fdisk from within Linux to manage your partitions
Too vague on the audio card - make/model
Check out VLC instead - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ (or other alternatives, I hate Real! )
 
Old 10-16-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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Hi,

I have an installation of Windows XP Professional sitting next to a Linux installation and FreeBSD installation. I am able to boot into Windows XP with Linux as the active partition (I prefer GRUB over FreeBSD's bootloader).

NTLDR is the Windows bootloader that reads from boot.ini. If you are still having issues with NTLDR, I recommend taking a look at your boot.ini settings. You can mount your NTFS partitions under Linux pretty easily. If you need to write to them, you can use the NTFS-3g driver.

You can use:

Code:
fdisk -l /dev/hda
Where "hda" is your drive. This will show the partition layout.

Good luck
 
Old 10-17-2007, 02:25 AM   #4
Jack_The_Nimble
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My suggestion is to use gparted, you can get it here: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

I say this because I have had bad experiences with both partition magic and and f disk, can we say corrupt hard disk. I recently used gparted on a multi-operating machine without any problem.
 
  


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