[Techtalk] XP with Linux

Hans Tegnerud hans_tegnerud at chello.se
Mon Jun 16 01:25:04 EST 2003

I suggest you create an install disk with rawrite from the first RH 9
install CD, boot on it and enter rescue mode ('linux rescue' on my RH8 CD).

Personally I've never had to rescue a machine this way. I usually create a
boot disk during install and use that to get back into Linux. I've learned
this lesson on Windows machines. :)


> Thanks for the tip. I'm having a bit of a problem though; the CD that I
> thought was bootable-to linux was NOT bootable to linux.  I don't have a
> floppy drive and cant get back into linux to install grub.
> I tried getting in through knoppix, but it said it was unable to write to
> the drive to install grub.  Any suggestions?  I'd like to be able to get
> back in to linux.
> At 04:44 PM 6/15/2003 +0200, Hans Tegnerud wrote:
> > > But I want XP Pro now, and I dont believe in OS upgrades.  So I'm
going to
> > > have to format that partition of my drive, which includes the master
> > > record area.  Once I format and install WInXP pro, how do i go about
> > > loading a boot loader on there?
> > > -Deanna

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