Loading Windows Xp
k5di at zianet.com
Mon Mar 17 19:03:12 UTC 2008
Avi Greenbury wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 18:02:33 -0600
> Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> wrote:
>> Avi Greenbury wrote:
>>> On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:40:43 -0600
>>> Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> wrote:
>> That is what I did. I moved a swap partition and cleared an old
>> partition of linux and that is /dev/hda1 the first partition. The
>> problem is the fact that windows XP will not load into that first
>> partition on the first hard drive. There is some problem. I have tried
>> making it a number of windows file systems but so far XP just ignors it.
>> So I think the right answer is, nope don't try to load windows on a hard
>> drive with linux on it.
> I've just read the archives.
> Have you tried any fs other than FAT16?
> Which ones?
> What are you using to create the partition(s)?
> What's the error message XP is throwing at you?
> What's your current partition layout?
> I tried FAT16 and FAT32 and the HNXXX I forget.
I create the partitions with fdisk.
The current layout follows.
Disk /dev/hda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0009c343
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 1219 9791586 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 1220 1360 1132582+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda3 1361 1970 4899825 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 1971 19457 140464327+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 1971 7071 40973751 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 7072 7085 112423+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 7086 8961 15068938+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 8962 10123 9333733+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 10124 12556 19543041 83 Linux
With this system when I reboot with the Windows XP cd in the reader
it comes back reading the cd and in short order it prints one line
saying "checking the file system" and then it does nothing on the
screen. But I can see the hard drive is working. So I left it run 3
hours and the hard drive was still busy and still nothing on the screen.
So it is my call to forget the whole thing. Too Hard.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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