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Old 06-05-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy Win2000/Linux dual boot

i tried to dual boot Win 2000 and Mandrake 8.1 one same machine. I first installed Win2000 on 6GB FAT32 partitioned and it worked fine. Then i installed Mandrake 8.1. The installation process went fine and I did choose GRUB as my bootloader .However, when I reboot the system, none of the operating system worked. On the screen i only see the word "GRUB" and the nthe computer halt. I tried to boot with floopy disk and it worked and it is the only way to boot my system now.
My system is
P3 445Mhz
10 G HD( 6 for XP,4 for Mandrake)
In 4GB, I partitioned 1.9G for root (/), 1.2 GB for home and the rest for swap.Ayone know what happened? I am a new newbie to this Linux stuff
Old 06-05-2004, 11:36 PM   #2
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I haven't used Mandrake 8.1 in a long time, but I think you can fix this either by
  • booting from the Mandrake install cd, choosing to "upgrade", and reinstalling grub or
  • trying to follow this guide



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