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Old 03-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
john smith
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Red face problem in installation


hi, i have already installed fedora 6 in my comp now when i tried to install windows sp2(original) my comp booted from cd and showed checking hardware configuration then screen goes blank i aited for nearly 30 min but the scren was.
is it possible to install windows after installing linux(fedora 6).
 
Old 03-15-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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After installing any linux version you are able to just install windows, do note that if you wish to dual boot you will either need to reinstall grub, or edit your boot.ini in windows to also show the linux partition.

As for your screen going blank, if you just let fedora start, does it work? And it only goes blank when attempting to install windows? The windows cd has worked before ?
 
Old 03-15-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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ya fedora started normally the screen goes blank only while attempting to install windows and i have formatted my comp previously with the same cd
 
Old 03-15-2009, 08:15 PM   #4
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i tried to install windows sp2
Is that some version of xp? If it's xp, you can repair your mbr with your installation CD, enter "R" (for recovery?) in setup, select xp from list, enter password, enter FIXMBR, if that doesn't work enter "FIXBOOT". If that doesn't work try these sites for possible solutions:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art.../wxprcons.html
Following is microsoft site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314458

Another thing you could do is download the SuperGrubDisk, small download but should be able to fix your master boot record.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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windows xp sp2 = windows xp service pack2. Anyways, his/her problem is not that windows won't boot, it's that windows won't install. I'd suggest trying another windows cd, and see it if does walk you through the hardware configuration.

If this cd also fails to pass the hardware configuration, then i'd suggest testing your hardware. You haven't done any hardware changes before going back to installing windows?
 
Old 03-16-2009, 05:44 AM   #6
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i have got new hard disk n for first time i have installed linux om it n for first time i am goin to install windows on it

Last edited by john smith; 03-16-2009 at 02:07 PM.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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Was doing some googling on this problem and found a site with this:

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If you are trying to use the disk that came with your computer,
it is not legal to do so and it is probably locked to the computer
it came with by configuration and hardware.
Don't know how accurate that is as I've never used xp??
Another site suggested disabling acpi in BIOS.
Also might disconnect any extra hardware, printers scanners, usb devices...
How is your CD drive, try another CD as puntjuh suggested.
 
  


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