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Old 04-26-2002, 11:08 AM   #1
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WIN2K and Linux


Windows 2000 will not boot after I have installed Linux and GRUB . I removed the Linux partitions but when I restart all I see the word GRUB and then the machine freezes. I also tried reinstalling Linux and using LILO instead but the same thing happens. How can I remove Linux and GRUB completely so Windows can boot as before.
 
Old 04-26-2002, 11:20 AM   #2
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fdisk /MBR from a windows boot disk..
 
Old 04-26-2002, 03:50 PM   #3
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What version of windows

Do I have to use particular version of Windows(95/98/NT) to boot since the partition for WIN2K is NTFS.
 
Old 04-26-2002, 05:10 PM   #4
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see this

here

hope this helps
 
Old 04-26-2002, 07:19 PM   #5
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I would suggested installing windows 2000 on a fat32 filesystem, I have personally done so, and RH runs perfect, with grub and lilo for some reason NTFS doesn't go well with linux for me, I believe there are ways to get windows 2000 using NTFS and linux installed, but I am not sure how. So I would suggest making the windows 2000 filesystem FAT32
 
Old 04-26-2002, 07:22 PM   #6
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boot off your win2k CD and go to the recovery console, log in, and type fixmbr.

After you do that, boot of your linux CD and choose to boot an installed system. When your install has booted open a shell and type lilo. re start the machine and the boot problem should be fixed!
 
Old 04-27-2002, 01:42 AM   #7
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Well i dont know if this will help or not, but today i did a dual boot with Win2k on first partition and Suse linux on my second partition. I started from scratch and installed Win2k, and used Win2k to make the second partition. All partitions were NTFS. I then installed the linux on the second partition, had to set the partition corrrect when Suse wanted to automatically format the Windows on my machine. Had to tell it where i wanted the linux installed at. Once i installed it, i was able to dual boot with no problems.
 
Old 04-27-2002, 05:09 AM   #8
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Don't install linux on the mbr.See the documentation cd for details.
Gook luck.
 
Old 04-27-2002, 11:19 AM   #9
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Cool The Reason for the Origingal Problem

When a Windows NT/2K partition is formatted with the NTFS file system, it no longer looks for the file bootdd.sys which is the file that allows for dual booting. If you plan to use a system to dual boot you must format the Win NT/2K partition with FAT32.
 
Old 04-27-2002, 11:47 AM   #10
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I have used lilo to boot a fat32/ntfs/ext2 system with out any bother.
 
  


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