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bheemamahesh 19Dec2009 23:14

Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
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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

shabbir 19Dec2009 23:53

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
Looks like your XP CD is either not a boot disc or it is corrupted.

pankaj.sea 20Dec2009 07:32

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
Which mother board do you use? Some 845 chipset motherboard have this problem! Try with XP SP3 disc if problem exists then use Vista!

bheemamahesh 22Dec2009 19:10

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
it is a bootable working XP sp2 disc

bheemamahesh 22Dec2009 19:12

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
i tried sp3 also
i want only xp

pankaj.sea 22Dec2009 19:15

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bheemamahesh (Post 62069)
i tried sp3 also
i want only xp

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:

techgeek.in 22Dec2009 19:25

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
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...

techgeek.in 22Dec2009 19:30

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
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...

bheemamahesh 22Dec2009 22:41

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by techgeek.in (Post 62074)
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...

fedora is working for me
i want to install xp without deleting linux partitions

bheemamahesh 22Dec2009 22:48

Re: Problem in Installing xp under Fedora 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by techgeek.in (Post 62074)
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...

will u please explain me about the grub


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