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I installed Fedora Core 3 and later decided I also want XP on the same HD. I insert my XP CD and reboot my computer. It says press any key ...
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- 04-16-2005 #1
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Dual boot XP cant install
I installed Fedora Core 3 and later decided I also want XP on the same HD. I insert my XP CD and reboot my computer. It says press any key to boot from CD so I hit a key. I says "Please wait while setup inspects your hardware configuration." Then it goes to a black screen and thats it. I used this XP cd just a week earlier with no problems. I also tried using 2 other XP cd's and get the same problem.
- 04-17-2005 #2
I have read in many places that it is highly recommended to install Windows first. I have no idea why this is (maybe for the same reason that you are having problems) but I would go with that.
Hope that helps,
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- 04-17-2005 #3
The reason for installing Windows first, is that Windows always writes to the MBR, overwriting anything already there. Killing LIlo/Grub.
Try having the cd in the drive and doing a cold boot(that is let it sit for a minute or so, then boot up).
Remember, doing this will kill your bootloader, so make a Fedora Core boot disk.
Or, check this post, http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...ial-19999.html
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