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Old 10-01-2003, 04:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation wont boot back to xp

I just installed RedHat 9 last night on a new compaq cause i wanted my computer to stop telling me what to do, and stop it from selling me crap.
for the most part it went great except i must have done something wrong in identifying where winxp was for the grub booter when i try to boot into xp it starts to load (banner w/scrolling bar) then i get a different screen saying
xmnt2002 not found-skipped autocheck
autchk not found-skipped autocheck
then it reboots
this has gotten me in trouble since my sister is partial to xp and will probably kill me in my sleep if i don't get it running again

the partitions are set as
hda1 the compaq sys recovery
hda2 windows and programs from compaq about 100gb
hda3 unnasigned as far as i can tell .7mb
hda4,5,and6linux 10gb

linux boots fine but the compaq recovery and xp don't they are all in the grub but menu

i am new at this and trying to learn so i need it as simple as possible

Last edited by ginsner; 10-01-2003 at 07:41 PM.
Old 10-02-2003, 10:50 AM   #2
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i have redhat 9 and xp dualbooting on a dell 4550.
installed xp first then defragment the hard drive.Then i installed redhat 9. I used the grub bootloader installed on the when i boot i have a choice between redhat or DOS (win XP).
hda4 7100 7294 1530 extended
hda5 7100 7294 1530 linux swap
hda1 1 5100 40006 ntfs
hda2 5101 5113 102 ext3
hda3 5114 7099 15579 ext3
hope this helps


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