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Old 10-02-2008, 05:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy booting xp cd problem


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i am a new user of linux.I have installed 2 os in my laptop xp and linux.now when i want to boot my xp cd it is unable to boot and a blak screen is appearing everytime at the time of boot.so what i have to do to boot the xp cd without removing linux.
please kindly help me........
 
Old 10-02-2008, 05:57 AM   #2
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Why do you want to boot from the CD? Isn't xp installed on your machine? Are you trying to reinstall? How did you install it in the first place? Is it an OEM install? Are you sure your computer is compatible with the XP version of the CD?
 
Old 10-02-2008, 06:12 AM   #3
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did you turn on cdrom booting in bios and put it on the top of the boot list? is the cd working on other computers?

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Old 10-02-2008, 08:30 AM   #4
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Hi,
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hi
i am a new user of linux.I have installed 2 os in my laptop xp and linux.now when i want to boot my xp cd it is unable to boot and a blak screen is appearing everytime at the time of boot.so what i have to do to boot the xp cd without removing linux.
please kindly help me........
By what I read above you state 'I have installed 2 os in my laptop xp and linux'. Do you want to boot the XP? How do you boot the Linux with Grub/Lilo? Which distribution?

As others have stated you probably need to change the boot order in your BIOS. But if you are trying to re-install Win XP after the Linux install then you will have to jump through a lot of loops. It is a lot easier to install M$ XP first then install the Linux.

If it's a bootloader problem then you will need to use your Linux install cd to boot then modify/edit your bootloader configuration.
 
Old 10-02-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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thanks for your responce
please point me out the way

i have installed xp first after that i installed fedora8.
now i am trying to reinstall my xp.
yes my laptop is compatible with xp version of cd and my cdrom boot is in first priority and my xp cd is also ok.
i know if i will remove linux from my machine then my xp cd will boot properly for reinstallation.
but without removing linux when i am tring to boot my xp cd my terminal is showing a blak screen and stiking there
but when i am removing my cdrom drive then grub boot loader is starting properly.

now i want a solution can i boot my xp cd without removing the linux os
please reply me..
 
Old 10-02-2008, 01:57 PM   #6
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Cool

we have also faced the same kind of problem many times.
i am using RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX 5.0 server edition.
we also did use the steps that u have posted.
i think this is a version problem current linux version is higher than windows XP. and we can not install lower version on higher version.
if you will try with "VISTA" or "windows server edition" you will be able to install.
plz try and reply me
 
Old 10-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #7
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I don't think it has anything to do with linux or windows version.
I think it has more to do with the fact that windows doesn't recognize linux and isn't able to boot when linux is present on the 1st partition. On which partition is Windows installed please?
 
  


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