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Thu Feb 28 23:01:53 UTC 2008
Owen Townend schrieb:
> On 2/29/08, *Rajat* <a.rajat at gmail.com <mailto:a.rajat at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have been using Ubuntu 7.10 for quite some time now and am
> extremely happy with the performance. However working random
> things on Windows seems inevitable.
> There are some problems with my XP and I am trying to reinstall
> it. However the system does not want to boot from the cd
> (original). It is promprting for using keystroke and then stays
> idle for ages. Is there anything that I need to change at the
> Ubuntu setup before installing Windows?
> Please do let me know as its kinda urgent and I need to get stuffs
> ready in half a day's time.
> Thanks a lot
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> If you're repartitioning the disk and going to be dual booting
> Ubuntu/XP then do your repartitioning from the Ubuntu desktop live cd
> first. Windows doesn't natively know about and so can't work with
> linux partitions during the installer so the only option it will give
> you will wipe Ubuntu.
> Another important point is that the earlier windows install disks
> can't recognise SATA disks, so if you've upgraded since your last
> attempt at a fresh windows install you may need to add drivers using
> something like nlite or bartpe. Despite this, you should at least see
> the windows disk booting and get to the point where it complains
> there's nowhere to install to. For it to not even start there's
> probably something else at fault here and the chain only includes a
> few links - disk, cdrom, cable, (rest-of-system). With the assumption
> that everything works fine inside Ubuntu that points to a faulty disk.
> Trying to boot from the Ubuntu desktop install/livecd should confirm that.
> Once you actually get the install disk booting there are several
> steps to getting it all set up and there are several decent guides
> around for exactly what you're doing (from the
> googling I did getting triple xp/ubuntu/vista set up) and plenty of us
> that have done it before, just ask.
And I'd like to add yet one more reason, why it might not install: make
sure, that in BIOS the MBR-protection (whatever they may call it in your
mobo's BIOS) is set to 'off'.
Just my EUR0.2, Alfred
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