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    I did see on that website that the architecture was i386 while mine, i think, is i586. This might be the cause if it...

  2. #12
    Ok I have gotten back into my linux system (cant get into windows though). I tried adding the windows into menu.lst but it says i can only read and not write. Im sure this is really simple but im stuck. I went into /boot/grub and found the file but it wont give me the privilige.


  3. #13
    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterlingb06 View Post
    I did see on that website that the architecture was i386 while mine, i think, is i586. This might be the cause if it...
    This is not the problem. Intel-based X86 CPUs are backwards-compatible. This means that if you have for example an i686 you can run software compiled for i386, i486, i586 and i686.
    Registered Linux user #270181

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    ok so i know i need to change my menu.lst file to include windows, but it says i dont have permission to do that. I was trying to change it in Kwrite. I know i need to be root to make these changes but i dont know how to become root. I know how to become root in Konsole but i dont know how to add these lines into the menu.lst file. Can someone please walk me through the whole process.

    Problem: have Windows XP installed but it is not in the menu.lst file (doesnt show up on grub). Need to add that option in grub.


  6. #15
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    Login to the terminal as root, enter the password. Type: vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Your menu.lst file should open. Hit the 'i' (Lower case letter I) to insert. Add whatever you need to. Save the changes by hitting the ESC key, type :wq, then hit enter and the file is saved.

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    I think maybe these are related and the issue is already sorted.

  8. #17

    Cool booting linux with windows

    sterling my frend mandirava and windows have their own bootloaders.. when u install different o.s these bootloaders get overlapped... now the answer to ur question is dont install mandriva first... either install windows firstly and then install mandriva... ur problem is solved..

    u dont wanna do all this stuff hike a bootloader(softwares available)..

    simply put mandriva dvd into ur rom/rw to update mandriva .. thats it u are done
    tc buddy
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