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Re: [vox-tech] 911 waa!!!
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Re: [vox-tech] 911 waa!!!

I am posting a fix to my problem that I submitted a while back.  Trevor
Lango suggested that use xp floppy boot disks to see if I can make my hdd
work again.  It loaded so I used the command fixboot, which didn't work.  I
then rebooted the disks again (all 6) and used the command fixmbr, wala!  I
now have it to original.

I am also going to take Trevor's advice and use a seperate hdd for linux.  I
have dockable hdd's (4 in all) so it will be painless.

Trevor, thanx again.  It was nice to get some help on this.  You were the
only one that responded maybe because it was a "been there, done that"
thing.  Nevertheless, thanx again.  I am smog certified, hint hint, and can
help you with your car, truck, boat, airplane, sub, yaght, space shuttle
(thats right, space shuttle).  I have a pool.  I have beer.  I got your #.
You got mine.

Got car troubles?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jimbo" <evesautomotive@charter.net>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 9:33 PM
Subject: [vox-tech] 911 waa!!!

> Suse has a knoppix like live cd in which it is the OS on cd.  I d/l the
> burned and viola, worked liked a charm.  I was so happy to see that my
> printer is recognized and I loved seeing network neighborhood on my
> and was able to see my other computers on my network that run windoze xp!
> In gui!  Wow.
> I go to frys, buy the 9.1 personel boxed edition, and go about installing
> on my xp hard drive.  After installation all I got was a black screen with
> the word GRUB in the upper left hand corner of the screen followed by a
> cursor.  No imput of any kind using my keyboard was recognized.  In
> desperation, I tried to install it again going thru the same procedure as
> did before (using yast).  Same results.
> I shut down, installed another hdd that has a fresh xp install (my backup)
> and slaved the foresaid hdd.  I can see my data fine so I am slowly moving
> my pics d/l's txt and the like.  No big deal, looks like reformat city.
> Have done it a thousand times.
> Well...I pop in my xp cd, which is recognized by the cd rom, but it fails
> boot from cd when imputed via keyboard.  Hangs at a black screen and then
> keyboard imput.
> Googling shows that I may have to rewrite the boot sector but cd has to
> first.  I tried slaving it again and xp cd boots fine but cannot repair
> sector on affected hdd with either the fixmbr or fixboot commands as
> described from various web sites.
> My theory to my delima is that I didn't defrag my xp os before I installed
> suse therefore resizing the partition nutted up.
> I want to have this still work w/o formatting but am at a loss as to why
> xp cd doesn't boot at all.  I can even take out all my hdd's and the xp cd
> still boots.
> Would it be possible to bring my troubles to the next installfest?  Maybe
> lert?  I am worried that by going to the installfest I will hit another
> brick wall for there is no internet access. Has this changed?
> I am trying so hard to convert to linux but this experience has really
> dampened my spirits.
> Jimbo
> _______________________________________________
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> vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech

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