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Old 10-24-2008, 05:59 AM   #1
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Fedora 8 and WinXP

Dear All
I am using Fedora Core 8 And Windows XP Professional 2 in my home PC.My Boot Loader Is GRUB.But the problem is i cannot repair windowx XP using bootable XP CD.When booting from cd it just shows "Setup is configuring your hardware" then only blank screen.I remove my fedora partitions using rescue mode.Then try to boot from xp cd and works.What is the problem?.My System details are Intel Dual Core 2
Intel 945 MotherBoard
Samsung 16 GB HDD.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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partition problems

hi best thing to do is wipe both partitions and start again by installing windows fully im afraid. i tried the same thing with pc linux (red hat cousin of mandriva) when i got it. if your using KDE it can be temperamental so dont be too experimental when assigning linux partition sizes. leave it exactly half in half otherwise the linux partition may write over some of windows. any further problems and u should get ubuntu hardy heron and download parallels workstation from synaptic. this is a program that allows u to run 2 distros at the same both mandriva and ubuntu from portable hard drive whatever's your jolly

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How is your disk partitioned (use "fdisk -l" on the linux side)? The XP rescue program may be looking for your XP partition is a specific location and hanging when it is not found.
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if fedora is on one drive and windows is on a diff drive .Unplug the fedora hard drive . This is very common error while using the very dumb and bad windows install cd .
and see this how to
" HOWTO Reinstall XP Without Destroying Fedora When the XP CD Balks"


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