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Old 01-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #16
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It always says that. I've used fixmbr in the past with no problems.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:13 PM   #17
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I don't have it working, paulsm4.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:15 PM   #18
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ok, will try again.
I'll let you know what happens...
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:34 PM   #19
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brianL, I LOVE YOU!
It worked!
thank you all very much for your advice.
;-)
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:37 PM   #20
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brianL, I LOVE YOU!
It worked!
thank you all very much for your advice.
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Mmm, I'm hoping you're female...

Glad it's OK.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:03 PM   #21
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lol, yes female. Thanks again.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:07 PM   #22
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That's a relief.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #23
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Just to state the obvious: Be sure to back up your Windows partition and defragment it before using Gparted on it, especially if it is NTFS format.
 
Old 01-31-2010, 01:20 AM   #24
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Hi again, Kizzy -

1. It sounds like you're *actually* squared away this time: cool!

2. When you get a chance, please do this:
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a) Start Windows

b) Right-click on "My Computer". Select "Manage".

c) Double-click on "Disk Management". You'll see all your disk drives, and all of their partitions.

d) Before you ran "GParted", you would have seen some partitions labeled Healthy (Unknown)". These would have been your Linux partitions.

e) For whatever it's worth, you could have freed this space directly from Windows.
Just FYI. That's the suggestion I was trying to make above, in my earlier post.

Congratulations again on getting it working!

Sincerely .. PSM

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:01 AM   #25
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if u not fix mbr you cannot remove your linux bootlooder from hdd. try to delete the linux partition from xp will cause your entire pc cant boot. try backup your data first then use fixmbr.
 
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It's OK. She's got it sorted out now.
 
Old 01-31-2010, 05:10 AM   #27
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If you ever log into LQ again, please mark this thread as solved.
Or can a Moderator do it?
 
Old 02-01-2010, 11:19 AM   #28
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Will do! I see someone has already done so.
 
  


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