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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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    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.

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    Hi Punisher187,

    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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    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
    Hope this helps
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