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Mipnam 04-10-2004 11:09 PM

Problems reinstalling Windows 98 after Fedora
 
I installed Yarrow on an older 400 MHz system and it worked but was slow. I ran windows 98 install and it seemed to install fine but on final boot up it hung up just before the GUI kicked on. It looks like a command prompt with the word Grub but it is frozen. I can boot from a 98 start up disk to get to a command prompt but cannot seem to install windows. The install did format the hard drive. Any help would be appreciated

Mega Man X 04-10-2004 11:40 PM

Hi Mipnam!!!

You've to clean the MBR (Master Boot Record). Using your win98 boot disk, boot your computer and when you reach the prompt C:\, type:

fdsik /mbr

That's it. Reboot and voila ;)

hooya27 04-10-2004 11:55 PM

Hate to nitpick,

I think you meant "fdisk /mbr" MegaMan, as compared to "fdsik /mbr"

I know, I know... sorry!

:grovel:

Dan

Mipnam 04-11-2004 12:02 AM

Fdisk worked
 
worked like a charm.
It's good to learn something new.
Thanks:)

Mega Man X 04-11-2004 12:21 AM

Re: Fdisk worked
 
Quote:

Originally posted by hooya27
Hate to nitpick,

I think you meant "fdisk /mbr" MegaMan, as compared to "fdsik /mbr"

I know, I know... sorry!

:grovel:

Dan

oops, sorry :). It was 5h00 am when I wrote that ghehe :). Thanks for pointing it out ;).


Quote:

Originally posted by Mipnam
worked like a charm.
It's good to learn something new.
Thanks:)

Cool!. Now every time you want to give Linux another try you know how to fix your pc if you get in trouble ;)


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