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    Red face 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?

    Thanks allot,

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    Linux Guru smolloy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayclay
    What would you do?
    Personally, I would keep linux, and "file" the XP cd

    Does the fedora installation still work? If so, then maybe the XP CD is damaged.
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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    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 options
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    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    I think it doesn't work because Window$ can't see the Linux partitions, and thinks the disk is full.
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