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    XP/F12 dual boot trouble

    Thanks for all the replies so far, it's another three months and I'm back to this problematic installation. The problem: if I put in my XP Professional SP3 cd (a hologram fronted one) and boot from it, I get a couple of steps: * A black screen with "setup is checking your system's hardware...
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    XP/F12 dual boot trouble

    Is there any chance on someone having a look at this? Or should I repost the problem in another thread? I'd really like to fix this without reinstalling.
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    XP/F12 dual boot trouble

    Hi guys, I know this seems an old problem (ancient more like), but it remains unfixed. I've been out of the country for my studies and just got back to the computer with the problem now. As it is, situation isn't exactly the same anymore. I'll list what I know (please ask for specifics when...
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    XP/F12 dual boot trouble

    My XP Professional (SP3) cd is a fully official one that I bought with my computer (parts :-)) and paid for dearly. I suppose it actually would be a dvd and not a cd, but I'm not at home so I cannot check. I installed XP from it about a year and a half ago (with my previous motherboard and bios)...
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    XP/F12 dual boot trouble

    I know it's been a while, but as I did not have time due to exams, my problem is still unsolved. Also, something mysteriously fried my motherboard last month, so I had to replace it. I now have a new bios I do not know very well. Considering your previous suggestions, I marked my XP partition...
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    XP/F12 dual boot trouble

    Thanks for the speedy replies. My grub menu states "GNU Grub 0.97", I don't know whether that's grub or grub2. As for the "find --set-root /ntldr", it returns "Error 15: File not found". I'm getting really curious about if and how this is going to get fixed :).
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    XP/F12 dual boot trouble

    Hi, I had a working install with grub on the mbr, F9 /boot on the first partition, XP on the second, the rest of Fedora on the third and swap space in the fourth. It booted like a charm. Today I upgraded to F12 (reformatting P1, P3 and P4 and leaving XP's P2 unaltered). I erroneously put the...
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    Vista Fedora 10 Dual Boot Problem - Help Please

    I might be considered to newbie to help, but I'll give it a try anyway, having installed several of exactly the same configurations as the one you're describing. Can you boot anything (either windows of fedora) without inserting the live disk? The menu.lst you attached looks fine to me...
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    W7/F11 dual boot

    Thanks Terry, Changing the active partition allowed me to run EasyBCD and delete the Fedora entry. I am now finally happy with my boot sequence. I had forgotten about active partitions, and windows computer manager isn't very good with them either apparently. After marking my windows boot...
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    W7/F11 dual boot

    Hi, I have a Windows 7RC / Fedora 11 system installed, both taking two primary partitions on my laptop hard drive. When I power up, I get Grub. I find this odd, since I configured not to install to the mbr during Fedora install. (I used that option before with W7Beta/F10, where it left me...