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Old 04-12-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
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Switching from Linux to XP


Okay, i still haven't fixed the problem with my sound...but now i can't switch from Linux to XP. The menu that normally came up during the start up no longer comes up. Help Please.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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You need to configure a bootloader, such as grub, to boot into Windows. If you have grub installed, post back and I can give you a hand configuring it. Also, please post the contents of your /etc/fstab, that'll help too.

Thanks,

Dave
 
Old 04-12-2004, 09:14 PM   #3
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where do i get a grub file and how do i find the /etc/fstab...when i enter it into the console it says permission denied
 
Old 04-12-2004, 09:29 PM   #4
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Depending on your distro, you're using either grub or lilo as your bootloader. The file you want is either grub.conf or lilo.conf, and it is most likely either in your /etc or in the /boot directory. To view /etc/fstab in the terminal, go:

less /etc/fstab

Regards,
 
Old 04-12-2004, 09:54 PM   #5
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yeah tell us what distro you are using.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 09:55 PM   #6
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ok...how do i open up the terminal...sorry for all the questions...this is the first time i've installed linux...
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:26 PM   #7
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Quote:
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where do i get a grub file and how do i find the /etc/fstab...when i enter it into the console it says permission denied
Quote:
Originally posted by LordGoddard
ok...how do i open up the terminal...sorry for all the questions...this is the first time i've installed linux...
console = terminal
 
Old 04-13-2004, 06:09 AM   #8
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ok...how do i open up the terminal...sorry for all the questions...this is the first time i've installed linux...
So, the text based thingie that you logged into. Or do you have a "graphical login"? If you have a graphical login, then click the icon that looks like a computer monitor somewhere in one of your menus.

Then run the commands an earlier poster mentioned....preferably as root so you won't get "access denied" errors.

Good luck.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:32 AM   #9
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Ok...how do i log in as root?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:43 AM   #10
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I am using Red Hat Linux 9...I've heard it's easiest for noobs.

OK, I logged out of my primary name and tried typing in "root" into the logon area and my password. Then I went to "run program" and typed in "xterm." Then I typed in "/etc/fstab" and it said "permission denied" or something like that.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 11:22 AM   #11
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to switch to root:

su root

and enter the root password.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 11:29 AM   #12
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ok, i've done all that and it STILL says permission denied...
 
Old 04-13-2004, 11:52 AM   #13
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you're trying to read the file, right? fstab is not executable, so typing only the filename obviously can't do anything.

you have to specify what you are trying to use to read it - you can use "more" by typing:

more /etc/fstab
 
Old 04-13-2004, 12:13 PM   #14
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sweet...that worked...ok, so how do i copy/paste the info over?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 12:32 PM   #15
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if you have 3-button mouse, highlight with left button, paste with middle - (if 2 button, you can try pasting by clicking both buttons simultaneously, if thats configured)
 
  


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