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Old 07-01-2003, 08:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy XP Pro - Mandrade 9.1 Dual boot

I have windows XP pro with 2 hard drives, I installed Mandrake 9.1 on the 2sd hd and cannot get it to run. What I want to do is take Mandrake off and let xp have use of the hard drive again. My problem is .... windows xp can't see the 2sd hardrive. How do I get it back and Linux off.
Old 07-01-2003, 10:14 PM   #2
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You can to to disk management ( should be under My computer -> Manage ->Storage Devices) and delete the partitions on the 2nd hard disk. I must warn you that you will loose all data including Mandrake 9.1 on that hard disk.

Hope this helps
Old 07-01-2003, 11:20 PM   #3
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I found a web site that explains dual boot with XP to get Linux running:

In case you want to go the other direction
Old 07-02-2003, 12:05 AM   #4
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Why don't you try posting your problem and see if anyone here can help?
Old 07-02-2003, 08:12 AM   #5
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I also have the same setup as you do almost. I have hda as XP and hdb for Mandrake 9.0, tried 9.1 but it sukked eggs as far as the install went. It would not install using the GUI mode, had to do it in text mode, but it did install and after all was said and done when the machine boots up it goes into the Mandrake side by default, just like 9.0 did. I won't fuss to much since it was a sorta freebie in exchange for a copy of XP. My only question to all the other Mandrake users is how can I change that boot situation so that I can get it to boot to XP vice Mandrake.
Old 07-02-2003, 09:10 AM   #6
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You can use the mandrake control centre to specify boot options including which os to boot to by default.
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