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Old 10-02-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question about install linux on WinXP machine

Hi every, I need help with install linux on windowsXP machine. to be short, I use grub to dual boot system, but I can not boot Linux, it stopped with this line on screen:

ide0: at 0x1f0-0x1f7.......

but this did not happen when I installed linux.

what can I do?
Old 10-02-2004, 07:37 PM   #2
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Option 1: Reinstall Linux. When Linux installs, it places
the first stage of GRUB into the boot sector of Windows.
It may of become damaged by the sounds of things.
(I am the voice of experience at damaging things)
Later you will want to create rescue disks.

Option 2: You may have to reinstall Win XP first, if option
1 doesn't work. Hopefully you have a newer copy of XP
with the repair option available so you don' t have any
data loss. (Windows has to be the first installed OS when
dual booting.)

Currently I am running SuSE 9.1 on two computers with
Win XP..Installation on the laptop turned into something
else. Fortunately I backed everything up before the first
attempt . It cleaned Windows right off of the hard drive.
It took more than one attempt and the help of Partition
Magic to get it right. I used PM to format a section as a
Linux partition and the install went right to it. The lesson
from that is to watch what Linux is formatting on an install.
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Originally posted by keyfitter
(Windows has to be the first installed OS when
dual booting.)
Says who? I installed XP onto /dev/hda2 after a complete
Slack install with no problems...

Old 10-03-2004, 09:23 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Tinkster
Says who? I installed XP onto /dev/hda2 after a complete
Slack install with no problems...

Yup, not only that Lilo and Grub both provide mechanisms to swap hardware ID assignments of drives as well.

E.G. you can install Windows on a primary hard disk, then make the disk a secondary unit after the initial installation. Then GRUB/Lilo can swap the HD hardware ID"s so that when you boot Windows it old drive can appear to be the PRIMARY IDE device (as if it were a master again..).

Very nice.


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