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Re: [vox-tech] aborted XP install kills linux
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Re: [vox-tech] aborted XP install kills linux




From: Dave Margolis <margolid@ecs.csus.edu>

>I don't see what the problem is.  You're friend was 
right.  You NEED the 
>XP.  As a windows user he probaly thinks he's done a 
great job and given 
>you a typical windows installation, because as you 
and I both know, a 
>perfect windows would crash before it even gets 
booted.  I think you 
>should look at what you have as like zen windows and 
just leave it the 
>way it is.

Yea, heīs been explaing all of this to me for a while 
now....thought he was doing a favor.  Itīs really good 
that he didn`t get very far in the install before he 
decided to quit.


>OK, that wasn't even funny so I apologize.  However, 
unless he's not 
>telling you something, XP shouldn't have been able to 
hose any more than 
>the boot loader.  And since that _should_ be the case 
you ought to have 
>been down the right path by reinstalling grup.  
Pete's Lilo suggestion 
>sounds good only because I don't know Grub, but in 
theory, if you know 
>what you're doing with grub, it ought to be the same 
deal.  When you run 
>fdisk/cfdisk off the boot disk do you see what you 
expect partition wise?

It turns out I just made a typo when reinstalling 
grub.  It works fine now, and itīs very good that he 
installed on an empty partition!

Kai

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