Loading Windows Xp

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Mar 17 19:58:51 UTC 2008


Karl Larsen wrote:
>     I create the partitions with fdisk.
>     The current layout follows.
[...]
>     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.

Two options left to try:
- Make hda1 NTFS.
- Delete hda1.

I know for sure that Windows XP (pro) can be installed after Linux, 
because it worked for me (both times). But I didn't try with the inferior 
FAT32, only NTFS.

>     So it is my call to forget the whole thing. Too Hard.

That would be option 4, while asking Windows experts would be option 3.


Nils




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