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Old 11-24-2002, 01:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Red Hat 8.0 Major Problem!!!!!


I partioned my drive using Partition Magic. I then Installed Red Hat 8.0 and now when i boot up I am not able to get to Windows XP!!! Can any one tell me what to do help me please!!!!! When i reboot it just loads up into Linux... When I boot up it does not show 2 operating systems.... All it does is load up Linux?!?! PLEASE HELP ME

I poped in my HP recovery disks that reformat the drive and load up what my computer origionally came with and it gives me an error stating that there is no c drive or some thing!!! And then it Aborted the Recovery! OMFG this is pissing me off and i have no clue what to do or how to do it!!! Some 1 please help me!!!! PLEASE


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Old 11-24-2002, 02:12 PM   #2
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Hi, poor guy

It's [probably] really not that bad buddy, you probably just didn't make an entry into your boot loader to boot another OS. First we need to know which boot loader you chose to install during the RH install, GRUB or LILO?

Also, post here the output of:
fdisk -l

And the contents of your /etc/fstab file.

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Old 11-24-2002, 02:14 PM   #3
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I don't know. I just went through the install... dude im flipping out here... You know where u do somethign and you get that uneasy feeling like you in deep **** well thats how i feel right now
 
Old 11-24-2002, 02:20 PM   #4
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Yeah, relax, you should be OK, assuming you didn't overwrite all your info. IF you did, like you said, the worst that will happen is you'll need to reinstall winbloze.

That's why we need to see what your fdisk -l output is, and then to also verify what's getting seen during the install/boot time with /etc/fstab

Hopefully you will still have a fat/ntfs partition (which fdisk -l will tell us) and then we will simply setup your bootloader to show it at boot time.

Some ways to find out what bootloader you used, see if you have LILO installed on your system:
whereis lilo
OR
find lilo
OR
locate lilo (after running updatedb)

Anyway, if lilo is there, and there is an /etc/lilo.conf file, I'd guess it's lilo (and I hope it is since that's all I know how to work with)

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Old 11-24-2002, 02:55 PM   #5
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ok... can u walk me through this step by step im a real noob to linux heh but 1 problem... My computer did not come with windows install disks it just came w/ recoverary disks that format the drive and reinstall wndows w/ what came on ti when i bought the comkp....

Please help heh
 
Old 11-24-2002, 02:59 PM   #6
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Sure, but since you double posted, I randomly thought all responses should be posted in the linux-general section for now, so head over there for a beginning on this step by step help.

And try not to double post anymore, some of the mods get upset, and it really makes for a hard time helping you, no one knows what you've already tried, might be getting the same answers in both threads, and many more possibilities.

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Old 11-24-2002, 03:03 PM   #7
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heh sorry...
 
Old 11-24-2002, 05:07 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, the link to the thread where answers should be going now:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=36335

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