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Well, this is highly frustrating. I downloaded and installed the PCLinuxOS 2007 files off the official site, and am happily using Linux. I choose the install wizard from the guest ...
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    PCLinuxOS Install Issues


    Well, this is highly frustrating. I downloaded and installed the PCLinuxOS 2007 files off the official site, and am happily using Linux. I choose the install wizard from the guest desktop so I can finally get away from windows, and follow the instructions to partition my hard drive. It warns me that all data will be wipe, and i say next, quite happily

    From there, after reading the help file on the desktop, it should go to a screen that says "press Next to install or Cancel to quit". However, it says "reboot and select "use existing partitions"". So, I reboot the computer, choose the linux command, and I get an error

    "find --set-root --ignore-floppies /menu.lst

    Error 17: File not found

    Press any key to continue... _
    "

    so i press any key.

    I get another screen:

    GRUB4DOS 0.4.3 2007-10-15, Memory 639K / 190M, Code end: 0x41538

    [then this bit is in a box]
    find /unetbtin/menu.lst
    find /menu.lst
    find /boot/grub/menu.lst
    find /grub/menu.lst
    commandline
    reboot
    halt
    [end box]

    Use the [up arrow] and [down arrow] keys to highlight an entry. Press ENTER or 'b' to boot.
    Press 'e' to edit the commends before booting, or 'c' for a command-line.


    What the hell do I do? I've tried all of the things, but each one has resulted in me rebooting.

    Heeeeelp!


    EDIT: And now the WinXP isn't booting either - it asks me to load in safe mode, then restarts. Honestly, if anyone knows anything that could help, please, please reply.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Jessiminica; 03-26-2008 at 07:18 AM. Reason: Update

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Boot up from PCLinuxOS CD and execute this in Konsole/Terminal:
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    fdisk -l
    Post output here.
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    Thank you so much devil, but is there no way of me fixing this without the disk? And the disk, will it work even though neither of my OSs will get past the screen where i choose which to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessiminica View Post
    Thank you so much devil, but is there no way of me fixing this without the disk? And the disk, will it work even though neither of my OSs will get past the screen where i choose which to use?
    yes its a live CD ... If you run the command as devils casper posted then we will know disk structure, and you will be able to edit config files to repair the system.
    Ed: devils casper eats these sort of problems for breakfast !

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    Smile

    Awesome then thank you both heaps *hugs both then runs off to get the livecd*

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    PCLinuxOS Installation CD is a LiveCD too. Just boot up machine from it.
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