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Old 07-08-2006, 11:36 PM   #1
Stuarts-Burgers
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Partions Installs Hard Drive Moves.


HI
I have a small problem in that my Linux Box has lost it power supply. She who controls the purse string says that I must load my linux stuff up on to her machine that is running XP Pro.

I will move the hard drive from my Linux Box to XP machine, what do I need to do next, I do not like this mixed marriage thing, but that is what is needed.

I understand that I will need a boot program at start up ie Grub or Lilo???, do I need to reinstall my Fedora 3. Any other ideas prompts etc let me know.
I attempted last year to do a clean install of Fedora on to XP machine( Formatted the existing hard drive etc) and every time I tried to do it it would get only a short distance into the install and the machine would close down the monitor. Any ideas on how to over come this charming little feature.

Stuart
 
Old 07-09-2006, 12:32 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Stuarts-Burgers
HI
I have a small problem in that my Linux Box has lost it power supply. She who controls the purse string says that I must load my linux stuff up on to her machine that is running XP Pro.
Unless this 'she' is your Mom, or A Roman Catholic Nun, I think you better tell her what you are going to do, not the other way around. I know things are a little different in NZ, but be a man. Tell her a man's linux machine cannot be mixed with a woman's MS Windows machine because linux is a classy woman and MS Windows hates classy women. Linux is your passage into manhood. If you don't fight for your freedom, who will.


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Originally Posted by Stuarts-Burgers
I will move the hard drive from my Linux Box to XP machine, what do I need to do next, I do not like this mixed marriage thing, but that is what is needed.

I understand that I will need a boot program at start up ie Grub or Lilo???, do I need to reinstall my Fedora 3. Any other ideas prompts etc let me know.
I attempted last year to do a clean install of Fedora on to XP machine( Formatted the existing hard drive etc) and every time I tried to do it it would get only a short distance into the install and the machine would close down the monitor. Any ideas on how to over come this charming little feature.

Stuart
Or, if she really won't budge, launch MS Windows XP:

Configure Windows Explorer to show hidden and system files with:

Tools>whatever is on the bottom of the tools menu>view tab

Set it so all folders have the same view and hidden and system files are visible.

Goto c:\

right click on boot.ini

permissions

take away the read only attribute

Start>Run: notepad c:\boot.ini

[boot_loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows
[operating systems]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect



##make this line



multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)/boot/grub/="Fedora"


##You might need it like this:


multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)/boot/grub/menu.lst="Fedora"



That's if fedora is on the second drive, first partition. Now, the Windows boot menu will have the fedora option. You might have to play with / and \ in the new line. It's been a while since I did it that way.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 03:34 AM   #3
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[QUOTE=AwesomeMachine]Unless this 'she' is your Mom, or A Roman Catholic Nun, I think you better tell her what you are going to do, not the other way around. I know things are a little different in NZ, but be a man. Tell her a man's linux machine cannot be mixed with a woman's MS Windows machine because linux is a classy woman and MS Windows hates classy women. Linux is your passage into manhood. If you don't fight for your freedom, who will.

Thankyou for your help I have passed the entire message on to the purse strings holder and tomorrow I will crack the XP Case.

Yes we do things a bit different down here, A female Prime Minister, A Female Head of State ( the Queen aka Betty Windsor) until recently the Queens Representative was a Dame( that was her Title) the Head of the Supreme Court is another Dame( got to love those titles) and the boss of the biggest NZ company on the Stock Exchange is just a plan Ms.
Sisterhood rules or so they think.


Stuart
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:23 AM   #4
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Still at it

Hi
have cracked the case installed the hard drive edited the boot.ini all the good things done.

Start the computer OS boot screen shows up select Fedora the machine re boots straight away select XP starts as it should.

Look on XP machine for Linux hard drive it shows that it there in the Control Panel / System/ Hardware/ Device Manager but if I look in My Computer it does not show.

Any more helpful ideas

Stuart
 
Old 07-29-2006, 04:07 AM   #5
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That was never going to work.
Easiest way is to change the boot order in the BIOS - presumes you (originally) had your loader on the MBR of the disk you moved over.

Personally I would leave the BIOS boot order that way and add an entry to grub for 'doze - in your case you might be better off remembering to reset the boot drive before you hand the box back each time.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 05:11 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advise
So I killed the computer changed the boot setting in the bios re boot computer and hello I get the fedora welcome page ie grub click on Fedora and away we go until I get

"Kernal Panic: No init found Try passing init = option to kernal "

Then the computer just hangs up any clues or straight out assistance would be very welcome.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 04:13 AM   #7
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Do some searching here on LQ - I'm sure I've seen this reported as a problem with (particularly) FC3.
 
  


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