LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora > Fedora - Installation
User Name
Password
Fedora - Installation This forum is for the discussion of installation issues with Fedora.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 02-16-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
sushanth.manakhari
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2012
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
how to boot windows XP using grub?


i had fedora and windows XP in my system. both on a single HDD. i had fedora on partition E, i deleted partion E by using disk manager. My windows XP was installed in C drive. after shutting down my computer i restarted it. after restarting the computer i am getting a command screen ( black screen with the following details)(shown in bold letters here)
======================================================
GNU GRUB version 0.97 (638k lower/3143552k upper memory)

[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.]

grub>

======================================================
now how to get back to windows xp?? reinstalling windows xp is not possible through CD also.. coz boot from CD/DVD is also not working...
 
Old 02-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
T3RM1NVT0R
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Internet
Distribution: Linux Mint, Ubuntu, SLES, CentOS
Posts: 1,689

Rep: Reputation: 305Reputation: 305Reputation: 305Reputation: 305
@ Reply

Hi

Welcome to LQ!!!

Here is the link that will help you: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/29...xp-bootloader/
 
Old 02-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
John VV
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 12,110

Rep: Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591Reputation: 1591
so when you installed fedora you overwrote the windows X bootloader

run fixmbr from the install cd
see:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../repairmbr.htm
 
Old 05-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
Lazy Fox
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2012
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hi, I have the same problem. But since Windows XP was pre-installed when I bought my computer I don't have a windows XP CD. How can I boot windows? Please help!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Grub : Lost my windows partition, can't find menu.lst in /boot/grub.Someone can help? lucid_dino Ubuntu 9 11-01-2010 01:51 PM
GRUB won't boot into windows 7, and windows 7 recovery erases ubuntu... amiejay Linux - Newbie 2 01-03-2010 01:07 AM
Putting 3 windows OS into Grub Menu without going thru windows boot loader c_mack93 Ubuntu 8 11-13-2009 09:23 PM
dual boot - Grub won't boot Windows on /windows/D partition biosol Suse/Novell 9 04-09-2006 08:14 PM
GRUB dual boot problem: Boot "other" (windows) just restarts GRUB! stevod333 Linux - Software 13 04-06-2006 05:26 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration