Trouble with WinXP & Mandrake
Here is what happened. Last night I downloaded all the ISOs for Mandrake 9.0. I burned all them images to CDs and ran them. During the install of the files errors came up eventually leading to the system only booting up to a console. I reburned and reinstalled but the same thing happened. So I decided to use my copy of Mandrake 8.1 that someone gave to me and it installed perfectly. Now the problem is that when the computer starts up, WinXP isnt listed there. When I had Mandrake 9.0 installed it listed Linux, Linux-nofb,NT, and Floppy. But now I can only use Linux, linux-nofb, or floppy. Before the install of Mandrake 9 I used partition magic to give me a partition just for linux. The question is, is there a way to configure how the computer boots up when I only have access to the Linux OS? Or should I just format the whole computer, reinstall WinXP then Mandrake 8.1, then upgrade to Mandrake 9.0. I really dont want to have to format and lose everything, I did backup all my important software and documents, but I dont want to lose thousands of mp3s :cry:
If you have AIM or something, contact me or email me ASAP.
For the love of God, someone please have the answer :cry: