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Old 10-01-2003, 10:46 PM   #1
rkemily
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Can't Ping in WinXP with dual boot


Hi,

I have two IDE drives. I have Win XP on the master drive and the slave has Red Hat installed on it. When I installed Red Hat, it did not prompt me for boot options (I installed a beta version of Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3). I wanted to create a bootable floppy to keep Red Hat completely separate from my Windows installation. Well, at boot time, it boots from my master drive with Win XP on it, but grub somehow got installed on this drive because it pops up with a choice to either load Red Hat or Windows. The problem I'm having is that when I load up Win XP I can ping everything else in my network, but I can't ping myself. This just started happening after I installed Red Hat. When I boot to Red Hat, I can ping myself with no problems. I'm not certain this is causing the problem with not being able to ping myself, but it is the only thing that has changed. I've tried fdisk /mbr, but I get an error saying invalid device. fdisk expects a device name. I've already created a boot floppy with mkbootdisk and I just want to get grub off of my WinXp drive without affecting Windows to see if that somehow clears things up. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 02:25 AM   #2
td_miles
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I really can't see how the boot loader can affect the windows network settings.

I would suggest removing the network card from windows, then rebooting, let windows detect the network card again. Then set it up as previously.


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