also sprach [od] eeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006.03.23.2219 +0100]: > I installed debian recently and i believed it would be somewhat > like slackware linux. Apparently I was wrong. At first I thought > it would be nice to dual boot debian with windows (and it is) But > this was because I had originally thought that the start and > startx and xconf would work with debian thinking they were > standard linux commands. Wrong again. If I cannot get xwindow to > run, Try installing xdm and then reboot. Make sure that X is actually configured. And note that startx exists on Debian, but you may need to install the xbase-clients package. > I would appreciate some help uninstalling GRUB so that I could > single boot once again with windows and try a different linux > build such as RedHat or Slax. I discovered that I could not just > boot off of my windows drive because of a bootloader error when > I disconnected the debian drive. error in ntldr because of a missing ntoskrnl.exe file? Anyway, boot with a DOS disk or Windows CD and issue the command fdisk /mbr Alternatively, just use the Windows CD to restore the system. -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer and author: http://debiansystem.info `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system "i don't think so," said rene descartes. just then, he vanished.
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