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Re: [debian-knoppix] XP won't boot after knoppix 3.4 hdinstall

----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
Van: Klaus Knopper <knopper@linuxtag.org>
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
> usual
> > hardware startup stuff, and then says,
> >
> > CDROM:
> > MBR
> >
> > (as if it first "thinks" it should read a cdrom, maybe that's
> standard
> > 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?
> Regards
> -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) :

knoppix@ttyp0[knoppix]$ su
root@ttyp0[knoppix]# parted
GNU Parted 1.6.9
Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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 WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Using /dev/hda
Information: The operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/hda is
77545/16/63.  Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 503.999M.
(parted) print
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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