Bill Eastman wrote:
Klaus Knopper wrote:If he has a Windows 98 boot floppy, he could fdisk /mbr. Before doing that, I suggest making a linux boot floppy. Then when he wants linux, just boot from the floppy.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 waits for 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 booting Knoppix from CD? Regards -Klaus Knopper------------------------------------------------------------------------ _______________________________________________ debian-knoppix mailing list email@example.com http://mailman.linuxtag.org/mailman/listinfo/debian-knoppix
It really looks like I'll have to backup everything on the XP partition & reinstall -- there is NO XP boot floppy (I even tried using the old one from ME.. no luck) - it still just hangs/waits after doing the -hardware booting part it does independently of any OS - my dad did the XP install and it seems the installer *never asked* to create a boot floppy (and he didn't make one afterwards either) All the data on XP are still there so I guess we'll go for the large & slow backing up method - now it's too bad my parents wouldn't listen and used outlook on this computer...
I try to recreate the knoppix boot floppy (the one made by the script seems to be corrupted somehow ?? - it won't boot only writing a number on the screen each time)
Doh this really is a mess is this a bug/problem with the knoppix installer or a XP-specific problem ? I don't know
If you see an option I could try, please tell me! I'm not really looking forward to that endless backing up method but I see no other way
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