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I installed Fedora Core 2 a few days ago and am loving it. The problem is, I can't boot into XP. I am using Grub as my boot loader and ...
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- 07-20-2005 #1
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- Jul 2005
Can't boot Windows XP (Newbie)
I installed Fedora Core 2 a few days ago and am loving it. The problem is, I can't boot into XP.
I am using Grub as my boot loader and had my drive partitioned for Linux during install. I probably should have used Partition Magic, but was feeling way too adventurous to consider possible risk
Fedora boots fine, but when I try to boot into XP I get an error message that one of the .dll files is missing and that I need to reinstall it. I don't recall which .dll, but if you need to know which one, I'll find out.
I'm guessing I messed up the boot.conf file. However, a) I don't know how to fix it, b) I can't edit the file as I apparently don't have permission to even view it and c) I can't figure out how to change that permissions status or sign on as "owner" to get that permission. Weird to me, as I thought I set myself up as the one and only owner.
Any suggestions on how this overly adventurous newbie can get his XP back would be much appreciated.
- 07-20-2005 #2
Tried rebooting from the XP CD and doing a repair installation?Registered Linux User #379728
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- 07-20-2005 #3
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- Jul 2005
re: doing a repair installationOriginally Posted by PsypherPunk
So, that's in the back of my mind as a solution, but I was hoping it would be my last option after having exhausted other "safer" possible solutions.
The last time I had this similar issue, now that I'm remembering, it was also because of my partitioning, but I used Partition Magic. Their tech guy walked my through redoing my boot.conf file and that helped it. So, I was hoping to cut right to the chase and fix the boot record or at least examine it to see if that's the problem. But, again, I can't even view it. Don't know how to change the permissions.
Thanks for your super-speedy reply, and again any help would be much appreciated.