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Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10

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  1. bheemamahesh

    bheemamahesh New Member

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    hiiiiiiiii

    i'm using xp & fedora10
    due to some virus xp not opened for me
    i planned to format my xp
    but,when i press a key to boot from xp cd
    system shows a blank screen

    Please Solve Dis
     
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like your XP CD is either not a boot disc or it is corrupted.
     
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    pankaj.sea New Member

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    Which mother board do you use? Some 845 chipset motherboard have this problem! Try with XP SP3 disc if problem exists then use Vista!
     
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    it is a bootable working XP sp2 disc
     
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    bheemamahesh New Member

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    i tried sp3 also
    i want only xp
     
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    pankaj.sea New Member

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    Only Xp means?
    If u want to delete Fedora, u need to delete the Linux partitions!
    You may try Partition Managers to partition ur disk and then try Window's disc. If possible try booting with another CD/DVD Writer/Drive! :smug:
     
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    i dnt understand one thing why u people need to install GRUB in the MBR(master boot loader). Its a common problem when u try to boot from XP cd nd GRUB dnt allow u to do this. One shud make ur PC dual boot for both linux and windows.. then u dnt have to face such problems..there are three processes by which u can use Ntldr for deciding the menu for OS..u dnt have to give the whole power to GRUB. The three processes are:-
    1)Use dd to copy GRUB stage1 to a binary file
    2) use BOOTPART command
    3) use GRUB for DOS application

    but itz ok...i think there is no point in mentioning all these things over here..i will write an article on that so that no computer user has to face such problem in future regarding GRUB. Now for ur case try vista, windows 7 etc etc nd finally if u cnt do nething then full format ur computer...
     
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    u can do one thing which i did once when i faced the same problem:-
    1) boot with ur fedora DVD
    2) format the fedora partition just to give it the assurance that u r going to do the fresh installation.
    3) after formatting the partition to ext3 proceed to the new installation.
    4)once the installation starts take out ur DVD quickly , reboot and quickly insert the XP CD.

    voilla u r done...but u will lose the fedora...
     
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    fedora is working for me
    i want to install xp without deleting linux partitions
     
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    will u please explain me about the grub
     
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    bheemamahesh ..i do want to ask u one thing..have u ever made an image of your XP system?? I m asking this becoz "if u want to keep fedora and XP both in working condition then u can copy the system image to C:\(or root directory) mounted folder so that windows may come back again in working condition...
    IF you had not made any image then dnt worry..try finding out "rescue disk" for Kaspersky or Bid defender. Rescue disks are live disks. It will surely bypass the GRUB. Once bypassed, scan your windows partition in search for viruses and after the process ends try booting up ur XP.
    You are asking about GRUB? It is difficult to explain you in simple language. But i m giving u a link which is very useful:-
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub.html
     
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    :happy:ThanX 4 Replying 2 my Silly Queries:happy:

    i have tried the above method but :disappoin
    after these steps
    --> after formatting the partition to ext3 proceed to the new installation.
    -->once installation starts take out ur DVD quickly ,reboot and quickly insert XP CD.
    same problem raises for me

    if i start the system normally without any disk it shows like dos with prompt Grub as follows
    grub>
     
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    u just tell me ur XP cd is now booting or not??...if it boots then install the XP in C drive the MBR then become free of GRUB...
     
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    Help me Out Please

    At present i'm running with linux

    after inserting my xp cd it asks for

    "Press any key to boot from cd
    No Emulation"

    i pressed a key then it shows

    a black screen with "one line message" at the top

    then

    a black screen appears

    i'm ready to delete my linux also i wanna run my system with xp and linux with out losing data in D drive
     
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    Backup ur D drive using Linux then delete ur all partition and make it RAW then use XP's disc to reinstall the windows
     
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    i dont know how to delete all the partitions
     
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    If nothng is helpng u out then take full nd final suggestn 4m me... Get a bootable partition magic..U get it 4m torren..Write the partitn magic image into a disc..Boot the software nd delete the xp nd linux partitions both..Create c: partitn again nd dnt bother about linux partion deleted because u cn handle that later on..Nw exit 4m partion magic nd boot 4m xp cd..I m damn sure u wl get ur xp cd working...
     

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