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Old 10-12-2003, 11:20 AM   #1
Jephrey
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Trouble booting! =(


Hi, yea. I've been trying to get a dual-boot thing set up on my computer, with WinXP on one HD and linux on the other. It works fine, except when I try to boot up linux, it hangs at "Finding module dependencies:", and doesn't go any further. I've tried both Red Hat 9.0, and now Mandrake 9.1, and I get the same error every time.

My system is home built, and is:
AMD 1600+ ATHLON XP 1.4 GHZ
ASUS NFORCE A7N266-VM MB
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE (WinXP)
Maxtor 6Y120L0 120 gig 7200RPM IDE HARD DRIVE (Mandrake Linux)
AOPEN CDRW 48x12x50
LITE ON 16X DVD-ROM
Integrated AC97and Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC-3), integrated on MB
Nvidia Nforce GeFORCE2, integrated on MB

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 10-12-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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the best way to install linux as a 2nd os with xp is to first create a FAT32 partition (while in xp - using Partition Magic or similar program) the size wich you want linux to occupy, and than proceed with linux-install
the thing is only new versions of linux (like RH9.0 and mdk9.1) have support for dual-boot with NTFS disk-formatted os (like xp) and it's not sure to work every time...
 
  


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