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Old 02-11-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
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Question Windows..?

I've had linux for about 3 weeks now and i'm understanding it!

But... (as always) i want to put windows back on because im having problems with a few files.

Now im never giving up! As i got another computer which im going to put linux on.. but when i try to boot the widnwos instalation from the cd it says: CDERROR or BOOTERROR Code: 5
Now i have no idea what this means and when i try and run it in linux it says the extension: .exe cannot be opened with any programs... HELP! ME!!!!! please.... i read every where

and still no luck
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Old 02-11-2003, 03:58 PM   #2
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Yout cant install windows while being in linux, it dosent run windows executables because it is a totally different platform, try enabling cdrom boot in your bios and putting the cd in at computer boot time
Old 02-11-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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windows wont install?

I dont think people here are to exited to help someone install windows over Linux. Maybe a Windows forum?
Old 02-11-2003, 04:01 PM   #4
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Hey im not giving up!

Im not giving up! Just this PC i want windows on... calm down! I am still a linux fan, but this is the familly PC and they dont know how to use linux!!!!!
Old 02-11-2003, 07:23 PM   #5
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sorry, i didnt mean to ruffle any feathers

like simbolo says, get to your bios by rebooting and hitting 'delete' or whatever the magic key(s) are, at the magic time, to get into bios happens to be. When you get in there, change the boot order to show cdrom as "first boot device".
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What version of WinDOHs are you trying to install,
does the Family PC support booting from CD's?

Win95 for instance doesn't install from CD :)

Old 02-11-2003, 08:43 PM   #7
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Quite right Tinkster.

I forgot that older versions of windows cds aren't bootable. I'm pretty sure XP discs will boot. For 95, I guess get a bootable floppy from would work as long as you can access the cdrom from it.
Just be glad you arent stuck with an upgrade disk and no older version disk.
Might just be easier to show the fam how to use Linux!

"Windows has detected that a gnat has farted in the near vicinity. Please reboot for changes to take effect."


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