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Old 09-20-2003, 02:22 AM   #1
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Redhat 8 and XP Dualbooting...Hal.dll Error x_x


I just recently acquired Redhat 8 and installed Redhat as a Dual Booting setup. Anyway, I can log onto Linux just fine (But I dont know how to view my Dos Partition through Linux) but When i try and Log onto my Dos partition (XP) I get an Error stating that the Hal.dll file is either corrupted or missing...what should I do? I want to keep Linux AND Still use XP
 
Old 09-20-2003, 04:35 AM   #2
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Smile XP and Linux Booting

I also came across this problem when i installed Redhat v9 onto a seperate hdd. Unfortunately, XP does NOT like sharing the MBR with anything else so, i figured that it must be a a bios configureable thing. On my m/board, my bios gives me an option to boot from a spacific hdd (hdd sprite, enable) with my other hdd installed i can now select from startup what hdd i want to boot from..... . I don't know if you have this option but i thought i would share it with you just in case. L8rs
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:56 AM   #3
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Only problem with this is, That I only have 1 hard drive I have it on a seperate partition :-/
 
Old 09-20-2003, 11:29 AM   #4
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The only way in your case (if using DOS on one partition and Linux on the other partition on the same hdd) is to use 98se !!! That will work fine. By the way, you can "repair XP with your booting cd or booting floppy's by rewriting the MRB back to the hdd but beware, you will loose Linux.... !. Just a thought, if you install Linux first then XP second, it might work but i have never tried this...... L8rs
 
Old 09-20-2003, 02:17 PM   #5
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Is there like a Partition magic for Linux? I downloaded the Exe of it..but I cant run it on Redhat..Im assuming that u cant run Executables on Linux? Im a little new to this so advice would be great!
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:15 PM   #6
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you can run SOME exe's under linux with a program called wine. however, when it comes to partitioning, partition magic will NOT work under linux. there are two programs, fdisk and cfdisk, that are for linux. since you are a little new, i would suggest cfdisk.

however, if you learn how to use fdisk, then you automatically will learn how to use cfdisk. give fdisk a shot first.
 
  


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