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Old 02-06-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
InSane103
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Exclamation Windows Disk Read Error???


I helped my friend install Mandrake 9.2, and now whe the bootloader comes up, and he selects "windows" it says "Disk Read Error: Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to restart."

His bootloader autoconfigured these selections:
Linux
Failsafe
Windows
Floppy

What should I have him do?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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are you using lilo or grub for bootloader.

if you can boot into linux

if lilo check your /etc/lilo.conf
then run lilo

if grub check your /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/grub.conf
i always used lilo

if you need windows right a way
just boot with win98 CD or boot disk with fdisk on it and run
fdisk /mbr

you will lose linux boot menu but that's ok,
put in mandrake boot press F1 on boot screen
type rescue
select re-install boot loader
select reboot
and bootloader is back



Hope this helps
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:42 PM   #3
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Right now (11:42 pm EST) he does not know (newbie) and I am unable to get to him to check wether he has grub or lilo.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:51 PM   #4
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Ok, I have successfully determined it is not his bootloader causing the problem (lilo).

Here is what is configured for the windows selection:
other=/dev/hda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda
 
  


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