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Old 04-14-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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Download to xp screwed up boot?

Hi.....can anybody assist me in my latest screw-up?

Had (have?) Win xp on master drive + logical drives containg personal stuff.

Had (have?) slave drive with SuSE + xandros + some 20 GB of unpartitoned space.

Everything was working hunky dory until I downloaded an upgrade for a prog in xp. Told to reboot upon which I had a screen full off "99"'s. Blindly tried a number of things out of desperation 'cos I haven't a clue, all to no avail.

Had a few drinks and decided to install a Mepis os that I bought but too cowardly to do anything with; as a last resort. Anyway, it went well and as you see I am 'back' but the boot up shows only win and mepis and I would dearly like to be able to acces particularly my xandros install. Any suggestions please? If so I would be really, really, really, grateful for any guidance especially if explained simply 'cos I'm a simpleton......thank you!
Old 04-14-2005, 10:40 PM   #2
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Distribution: Fedora Core 1, Xandros desktop OS 2
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I think the Xandros CD 1 has a rescue mode, by which you can reinstall the bootloader.
Boot the Xandros CD. A message will be displayed to press shift for advanced troubleshooting options.
In the menu displayed, select reinstall bootloader.
Old 04-14-2005, 10:49 PM   #3
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Without you posting some sort of details about your system it's impossible to give you any help at all. Partition tables, bootloader config, that sort of thing.


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