Re: [debian-knoppix] XP won't boot after knoppix 3.4 hdinstall
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Van: Klaus Knopper <email@example.com>
Datum: woensdag 19 mei 2004 om 10:25 uur
Onderwerp: Re: [debian-knoppix] XP won't boot after knoppix 3.4 hdinstall
> On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 09:47:59AM -0400, Joris Huizer wrote:
> > I don't know why -- it didn't work.
> > I gave that command and when I now boot the computer it does the
> > hardware startup stuff, and then says,
> > CDROM:
> > MBR
> > (as if it first "thinks" it should read a cdrom, maybe that's
> > anyway) but then it just says MBR, and nothing happens.
> The obvious explanation would be that there is no more bootable
> partition on your harddisk, therefore the MBR bootloader stops and
> waitsfor instructions. Could it be that, when using Fabian's
> installer, you
> DELETED your Windows partition instead of just RESIZING it and
> adding a
> swap and Linux data partition on the empty space?
> > Can you tell me how to solve this?
> If the above is true, your Windows partition is gone for good.
> Do you still see the content of the (ex-)Windows partition when
> bootingKnoppix from CD?
> -Klaus Knopper
Yes in knoppix I can access the XP partition fine (it's under /mnt/hda1)
I first used parted to resize the XP partition - and then used qtparted
to create new partitions in the free space;
The following is output from parted (as I just run it) :
GNU Parted 1.6.9
Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Free Software
This program is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
Information: The operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/hda is
77545/16/63. Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 503.999M.
Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-38166.679 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
1 0.031 32000.062 primary fat32 boot, lba
2 32000.062 37999.828 primary ext3
3 37999.828 38166.187 primary linux-swap
As far as I understand the /dev/hda1 partition should be used by
install-mbr, (but it won't as I learned)
Can you give some advice? I also ran lilo once in the harddisk install
before mailing to the list -- as I thought that might help (but it
didn't :-/ ) but that shouldn't make any difference should it
Thanks for your help so far,
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