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Okay, here's my problem.
I have two hard drives, a 12GB one (for Linux), and a 32GB one (for Windows).
I installed Linux, and booted up a few times. Everything worked, so I created a NTFS partition on the 32GB drive to install Windows. Windows works perfectly (booting, that is), but I have no access to Linux. When I change my BIOS to boot to the 12GB drive, I get 'Error loading operating system'. No screens, nothing, just
'Scanning for boot record on IDE-1...OK
Error loading operating system'
If you need some more of my system specs, I'd be more than happy to tell.
Integrated Sound, Video, Memory, and Ethernet.
HP 9100 CD-R/W
IDE-0: 32GB Maxtor
IDE-1: 12GB (unknown)
Can you clear a little bit about your question?
I understand that you have two HDD, one with Linux the other with windows. You first installed linux and it is working allright. Then you installed windows onto 32G HDD. Is that correct?
OK, I just want to know how you installed windows. Stand alone installation? If so, you could not destroy the 12G Linux file. I am wondering if you installed the windows boot loader to this 12G HDD if you have put them together during installation.
If you want dual boot, I would suggest first install windows (better fat32) onto 32G, then install Linux onto 12G, putting the LILO into MBR.