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i installed xp first.and then installed mandrake linux 10.1.at the boot screen i get only linux,linux-nonfb,failsafe .how can i login 2 windows xp.plz help me my linux is downloaded one.during ...
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    dual boot


    i installed xp first.and then installed mandrake linux 10.1.at the boot screen i get only linux,linux-nonfb,failsafe .how can i login 2 windows xp.plz help me

    my linux is downloaded one.during the bootloader installation i selected the first sector of MBR.plz help me as many as possible

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    Could you please post the contents of the file /etc/lilo.conf?

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    default="linux"
    boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    keytable=/boot/us.klt
    prompt
    nowarn
    timeout=100
    message=/boot/message
    menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="linux"
    root=/dev/hda1
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3 splash=silent"
    vga=788
    read-only
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="linux-nonfb"
    root=/dev/hda1
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    "lilo.conf" [readonly] 31L, 644C 1,1 Top

    this is the one wich is in the lilo.conf
    plz tell how 2 boot into the xp

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    Is WinXP still there?

    Quote Originally Posted by harishbayyavarapu
    <snip>

    plz tell how 2 boot into the xp
    Hi - well if WinXP is still there it won't be too hard to boot to it - so step one is to see if it is still there...


    I am going to take a wild stab and assume you are running KDE (?)

    Try to find a program called KDiskFree - under the K Menu - under System.

    This will show your partitions in a safe way.

    If you are not useing KDE get a root terminal and type
    Code:
    # /sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hda
    
    Disk /dev/hda&#58; 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hda1             1      1530  12289693+  83  Linux
    /dev/hda2          1531      2965  11526637+  83  Linux
    /dev/hda3          2966      3209   1953125+  82  Linux swap
    /dev/hda4          3209      9730  52381256    5  Extended
    /dev/hda5   *      3209      4080   7003080+  83  Linux
    /dev/hda6          4342      9729  43279078+  83  Linux
    /dev/hda7          4081      4341   2096451   83  Linux
    don't forget to replace /dev/hda with your particular drive ...

    post that info to give us a clue - also do you have more than one HD? Is the windows partition on the same drive as the Linux partition?

    We will fix this if winXP is still there.
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