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Old 09-18-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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Format Linux on Dell laptop fails!!!!!

I have done the clean installtion of Linux formatting Windows. Now want to format Linux and install Windows. When I tried to install XP with bootable CD the installation fails with blank screen. Any idea as how to format Linux??

Old 09-18-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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What is the last thing you see before the screen goes blank?
Old 09-19-2006, 11:06 AM   #3
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I had this problem once too. Somehow the widows boot cd does not recognize the linux's ext3 partition. You will need to run fdisk on linux and then boot off the windows boot cd and install.
At least thats how i did it



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