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Old 05-13-2008, 01:53 AM   #16
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Hi Bharat,

It is obvious that you are trying your best, But I suggest you need to read some basic linux tutorials before doing all this. Look up the man page for "fdisk" and it has step by step instruction on how to delete partitions. The best option left for you is to call up a professional and take help from him. Otherwise you would end up losing your data. I hope you are not playing with someone else's PC.

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Mahesh Bhat
 
Old 05-13-2008, 04:58 AM   #17
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I forgot to ask earlier is does you linux boot and run ok?
 
Old 05-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #18
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Yes my linux boots and runs ,but not xp i go to xp option the system restarts

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Old 05-13-2008, 11:06 AM   #19
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The easiest way without knowing more would be to boot your XP disk and do the repair option then take a linux disk and repair grub to dual boot again because when you do the Windows repair it is going to point boot to Windows only. I agree with bhatmahesht that you may need some help if this is another persons computer or your only one and you do not want to loose any of the data on it.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 09:43 AM   #20
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Sorry guys i got it here is the result

[root@localhost arun]# su -
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xecd9ecd9

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4334 34812823+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 4335 19456 121467465 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 9434 14532 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 14533 19456 39551998+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 4335 4360 208782 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 4361 9433 40748841 8e Linux LVM

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/dm-0: 39.5 GB, 39594229760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4813 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 2080 MB, 2080374784 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 252 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x30307800

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
[root@localhost ~]#

plz help
WHAT TO DO HERE MY XP CD HANGS MAN WHY SHOULD I REPEAT MYSELF EVERYTIME,IF HAD NOT BEEN THAT CASE I WOULD HAVE DONE LONG TIME AGO

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Old 05-15-2008, 01:05 AM   #21
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In post #10 I have described how to wipe your disk clean.

Some points for additional checks:
  • Is you WinXP CD OK?
  • If you have a Dell, HP, PB etc, use the CD that came with the system and not another one
  • Run a memory test (memtest86); it's often on LiveCDs nowadays

I recently came across a Dell system with Vista installed where WinXP installation did not find a HD; it either needed a driver or one could change a setting in the BIOS (AHCI). I'm quite sure that if one would have used the original instalation CD that came with the system, there would not have been a problem.
I know that the symptoms are not exactly the same as yours.

And, my friend, I know that you're getting frustrated, but please don't SHOUT.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 01:19 AM   #22
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In post #10 I have described how to wipe your disk clean.

Some points for additional checks:
  • Is you WinXP CD OK?
  • If you have a Dell, HP, PB etc, use the CD that came with the system and not another one
  • Run a memory test (memtest86); it's often on LiveCDs nowadays

I recently came across a Dell system with Vista installed where WinXP installation did not find a HD; it either needed a driver or one could change a setting in the BIOS (AHCI). I'm quite sure that if one would have used the original instalation CD that came with the system, there would not have been a problem.
I know that the symptoms are not exactly the same as yours.

And, my friend, I know that you're getting frustrated, but please don't SHOUT.
hEY I WAS NOT SHOUTING(SORRY FOR CAPS),my system is motherboard intel965dg
and i have a common barrcuda hd , actually i used to install xp several times,so what is memtes where can i do , how to find it?my xp cd is new plz suggest also i wish to remove linux partions how to do it,also AS HE POSTED IN 10BLOCK WHERE SHOULD I WRITE THIS,IF IT IS IN RESCUE MODE IF THEN HOW TO BECOME ROOT IN SHELL , I CANNOT DO IT GIVES PERMISSION DENIED

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Old 05-15-2008, 04:42 AM   #23
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As I said, memtest is on a number of LiveCDs. Not familiar with FC, so can not advise if it's there or not. You can always download it (search for memtest86), burn on CD or copy to floppy and boot from it.

Use rescue mode when booting from the CD, you might already be root or you have to use su - as mentioned earlier (again, not sure about the way things go in FC). I doubt very much that root will have a password in rescue mode.

If your XP installation disk is new, use one that you used before.
 
  


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