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Old 08-05-2004, 02:04 AM   #1
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Exclamation booting up 10.0

first off, I am a linux . I installed winXP and then 10.0 and it worked fine. but now it hangs when it activates swap partitions. Could maybe hte problem be with norton becuase i believe that it stopped working after i installed it but i am not sure if that is the problem.
Old 08-05-2004, 06:56 AM   #2
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that might be a good guess. Norton, & other anti virus software will check the MBR for boot sector viruses. ironically (or sadly) if you allow a Linux install to write to the MBR, most anti virus programs will detect that as a virus attack & try to prevent/correct it. i'd try going into Norton, disabling boot sector scanning & protection. try rebooting. if it still hangs, pop in the MDK install CD, hit F1, then type rescue at the prompt. choose the "repair bootloader" option & let it rewrite MBR, then try booting again.

Old 08-06-2004, 04:19 PM   #3
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would it work if reinstalled 10.0 and didnt put the bootloader in the MBR and put it on a floppy?
Old 08-09-2004, 10:13 AM   #4
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should, but i prefer using the mbr, less of a pain in the butt


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