[OT] Windoz Install CD and Linux?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Feb 10 20:43:32 UTC 2008

On 02/09/2008 09:38 AM, Thomas Kaiser wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I have a test Laptop, currently Ubuntu 7.10 and fedora as double boot
> installed. Because of webcam driver development I decided to trash
> the first partition and install Windoz on it. But this was not
> possible, the Windoz install CD did not boot on this laptop :-(. I
> tried the CD on a other PC and it was booting just fine! Today, I
> bought a new HD for that laptop and now the Windoz install CD just 
> booted fine!? and I could install Windoz!
> Does the Windoz XP Pro install CD have some "anti" Linux detection?
> Anyone out there had the same experience?
> Thomas

I *thought* that I could verify your problem... but it turns out that I
just have a flakey cdrom drive in my laptop.

Tried booting from WinXPPro CD and the laptop (A21M Thinkpad) and it
would go straight to grub. Ditto for knoppix, so I knew I had a hw
problem. I finally let it boot all the way to Ubuntu & discovered that I
needed to slam (mildly of course) the darn drive closed to get the CD to
fire up & recognize the CD in the drive. Once I had it showing up in
Ubuntu, I did a standard shutdown with the CD still in the drive &
powered back on. Then it booted just fine.

Not sure if your problem is the same, but you might want to check your hw.

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