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Old 03-07-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Cannot activate primary partition after installing Linux Centos on a multi OS system

I have 4 primary partions. I installed Windows Server 2008 on one partion and windows XP on another. Changing between primary partions and booting to a different OS is easy until I installed Linux Centos. Now linux takes over when I boot the machine. I only get to choose either to boot to Centos or "others". However, when I choose others, it alwasy takes me to windows server 2008 even after I change it to windows XP from within windows server 2008. That is to say, now I am stuck between Windows server 2008 and Centos. I don't get the choice to boot to Windows XP anymore. Please note that I installed Centos last.

Is there a work around I can do? I really would like to learn Linux. I think it looks cool. However, if I can't solve this issue and be able to choose any of the OSs installed on my machine, I don't think I can continue and have to eventually revert back.

Thanks for any help.


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