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xp dual boot mandrake

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#1 Damnation


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Posted 21 March 2005 - 04:04 PM

Ok, i have been tackleing this one alot,
i have 2 harddrives
windows xp pro corp sp2 on one hd0
and mandrake linux on hd1

i install xp, then mandrake.
mandrake grub finds the xp install and adds it to the grub interface, and i am like wooooooo. but o no got excited early (about 20 reinstalls of mandrake and 6 of xp so far)

i click on windows and what happens "theres no boot record" soo all i could do was boot into mandrake.

currently i am stuck with shutting down and changing jumpers on the drives

so please urgently i need some tutorial that works, to show me how and what to do explicitly to install xp and mandrake 10.1 and have them dual booting.

i can reformat the WHOLE linux hd but windows is rather full i have a 9gb partition that windows sints on the 111gb left is full of stuff, programs (i don't install to C:) and other things shares etc.

thanx for any help!

Edited by Damnation, 21 March 2005 - 04:05 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 05:59 PM

I can't begin to understand why Mandrake is wiping out the MBR because it shouldn't.
Try a search for Windows XP dual boot here
or the Mandrake forums here-


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