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Old 11-20-2005, 10:35 PM   #16
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Yeah, I knew it was google, and yes I did google but nothing worked, also I did try the terminal but init 3 didn't work i got bash: init: command not found
, unless my reg. terminal isnt the root, but I thought it was... if it isnt, im going to google it first, but just in case can someone help me out?


EDIT: I feel really stupid lol, alright I got into my root directry (after googling it ) and i typed in init 3 and it loged off of Fedora and went through some stuff and kinda didn't do anything so i forced quit with CTL-ALT-DELETE. Then I went back into root, and typed in fdisk /div/hda and deleted my partitions, but, i restarted my comp, and Fedora loaded up, so i tryed to get back into fdisk and it says its unable to open

EDIT: Nothing worked, I was on google for 4 hours and nothing

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Old 11-21-2005, 12:47 AM   #17
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Did you save before you quit fdisk? 'w' will write to disk and exit, you'll need to do that.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 11:37 AM   #18
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Damn, no, but now it wont let me into my FDisk through root anymore, it says it cannot open
 
Old 11-21-2005, 12:05 PM   #19
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Windows won't get reinstalled until you format your hard disk and create a new
NTFS partition , I 'm afraid.
Try the command 'cfdisk'. I find this program easier than fdisk. No idea if it is
on your Fedora cd, though.
As previous poster said, you have to choose 'write' at the end of your modifs
otherwise the partition table won't be altered. If you manage to create a whole
NTFS partition, Windows will install with no problem.

Hope it helps
cheers
 
Old 11-21-2005, 02:26 PM   #20
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Hey, I just like to say thanks for all the people whos been trying to help me out, and I got one question is cdisk is a program, and is on my Fedora cds, what will it look like? Also I still cannot get into Fdisk, it says its unable to open, should I just regular install Fedora again then try? or what. And with the NTFS parition, where and how do I make this?

Last edited by FD_Doc; 11-21-2005 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 11:45 PM   #21
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Okay, you need to provide a lot more information in your posts that you are, we can't read minds. Answer the list...

a) First things first, when you type fdisk it needs to be all lower case, I don't know if you're typing fdisk or Fdisk but if you use a capital letter it won't work.

b) What is the exact error that fdisk is showing when it doesn't open? If you could copy-paste it that would be great.

c) The alternative isn't cdisk, it's cfdisk. I can't tell you how to use this one as I've never used it.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 02:47 AM   #22
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Don't worry about it, I got it, I just loged into Root, put in my Fedora Project boot 1, got into Fdisk, deleted everything hit W, and boom. Thanks for the help guys
 
Old 11-22-2005, 08:31 AM   #23
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Wait!


>Well I would put the windows disk in, and it says Hit any key to boot from >disk, when it goes into inspecting system configuration, then its goes black >and doesnt do anything, still having problems with.

I am suspicious. You say that it says to 'hit any key to boot from disk'.??
disk=harddisk....or ?
It should not say anything like that once you have enable boot from CD and the WinXP CD is in the CD drive........
OR
atleast, it should say 'Boot from CDROM'.......

am I makeing sense ..?

rr77
 
  


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