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Old 09-23-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Unable to dual boot using Windows XP home and Linux

I have just installed Linux 4.0 Enterprise edition
Once it completes the installation it ask for the rebbot when I reboot the computer, it hangs at


And I have tried to reinstall Linux again but its of no use I still Cannot able tp log on nither to LInux nor to Windows.
Old 09-23-2006, 10:20 PM   #2
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if you have the grub with a flashing cursor you can try my troubleshooter without, at this stage a re-install....see my signature

also read my tutorial so you can understand the grubspeak please.

(2) I do not have this distro but if you are still having troubles you could use a live cd such as knoppix to re-install grub linking to its booting files as per tut or if that is not an option for you

pls post what type of drives you have and their partition order and system makeup

ide drive 1 XP on single partition (c)
Sata drive 2 P1 swap
p2 /boot
p3 /
Old 09-24-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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Having a problem installing Linux

I am trying to install Red Had Linux and am using 20 GB harddisk. I have assiged 10 GB for Windows and 10 GB to LInux,

5gb to / root.
300mb to swap
400 mb to /boot
rest to /home directory.

Once I install the Red hat it ask me to reboot the computer and when I do that then I only get the blinking curson next to GRUB

And nothng happens
Old 09-26-2006, 09:47 AM   #4
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well we are almost there

What kind of drive do you have .....ide or sata or scsi?

what are your partitions, now show them like this from your memory?

or you could boot a live cd and run fdisk or qtparted or maybe RHAT has a terminal rescue function where you can type
fdisk /dev/hda

P = primary
E = extended
L = logical

p1 =
p2 =
p3 =
p4 = extended
p5 =l =
p6 =l =



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