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Hi, im running FC3 on a dell 1.8ghz. p4. I would like to go back to running xp. So i changed the boot order to boot from cd-rom and put ...
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- 02-27-2007 #1
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xp not installing
Hi, im running FC3 on a dell 1.8ghz. p4. I would like to go back to running xp. So i changed the boot order to boot from cd-rom and put in the xp setup cd. It said 'press any key to install from cd' so i did, then for about 1 second it says 'setup is searching for hardware configuration' or something to that affect. then it goes blank and just sits there, and the pc-activity light stays on.
I ran a complete system check about a month ago and everything was fine, except audio.
I also have the urge to format first then try to boot from xp.
What would you do?
- 02-28-2007 #2Originally Posted by clayclay
Does the fedora installation still work? If so, then maybe the XP CD is damaged.Registered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
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- 02-28-2007 #3
Windows XP installation CD will usually reject to install with a GRUB MBR, search the forum for a command that look like this
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda
or use this same command, it should work but some users usually add a couple of optionsPut your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
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- 02-28-2007 #4
I think it doesn't work because Window$ can't see the Linux partitions, and thinks the disk is full.