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Old 02-19-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
SniperGuy
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Exclamation Shell and Windows question


Alrighty, i have 2 hard drives, 1 with Windows 98, and one with Mandrake. Mandrake seems to work fine, except it boots up in a bash shell, and I don't have any clue how to use that (N00b) or get back to KDE or Gnome. Someone please help? Also, My windows ain't working. It boots up too where it would go to the desktop, then shows a blue screen and the PC reboots. I have a copy of Win XP and win 2000 a friend lent me, can I install those over my old 98 from linux? Many thanks!
 
Old 02-19-2003, 04:31 PM   #2
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Note: a friend told me to use the command startx to get into KDE. This did not work, it showed me a bunch of text and said something about an error. Is it possible to boot from a cd if I'm dual booting? It didn't work a second ago, but that was probably the disc i tried to boot from.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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If you are keen on installing W2K or XP and on the basis that both your o/s's appear to be corrupt I would suggest in starting again. Make sure any files of your own data are backed up that you may be able to get to. Then I would highly recommend you install windows first on your primary hard drive. Then run the mandrake install and ensure the setup recognises both hard drives. Make sure mandrake is installed on the second hard drive and most importantly the boot loader is installed on the first hard drive in the master boot record (mbr).
Good luck.

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Old 02-19-2003, 05:11 PM   #4
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Sorry, also make sure the primary hard drive partition is set to active. I am pretty sure this is possible although it can be a bit tricky.



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Old 02-19-2003, 05:24 PM   #5
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you'll have to tell us what these errors were. most likely you're X is just not configured correctly.

2. from linux?
you will just want to create a linux boot floppy, then boot the win cd and install on the old win98 partition. then once everything's done, boot back into linux with the boot disk (windows erases the MBR) and configure lilo/grub to dual-boot.
 
  


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