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I Partitioned My Harddrive For Linux And It Booted In To The Partition


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#1 Crasher12

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 09:23 PM

I partitioned my hard drive for linux and it booted in to the partition, i cant get to my windows, dont have a original boot disk and i cant boot off of a linux. can anyone help?

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 11:03 PM

What sort of partition tool did you use?
What version of Windows?
What version of Linux?

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 11:13 PM

Windows media center is my operating system
i used partition magic, norton's i think
and i was going to boot off a linux cd that i burned and i didnt get that far
{i was going to use puppy linux}

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 10:22 AM

You should still be able to boot off the LiveCD and complete the install
which should give you a proper boot loader.
Otherwise you have to have the Windows CD to recover the MBR.
Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD before hard drive.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 11:33 AM

How would i do that? is there special software i need and which linux would you reccemend

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:30 PM

You burned a puppy LiveCD? You can use that or you can try PCLinuxOS
http://www.pclinuxos.com/download.html
Direct download link:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distri...linuxos-p92.iso
I don't have much experience with Puppy and installing it to the hard drive perhaps acklan will see this thread and fill you in.
PCLOS is pretty straight forward...boot from the LiveCD log in as root and theres an icon on the desktop - "Install to Hard Drive"
http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/InstallationToHardDrive
PCLOS Desktop
http://linclips.crocusplains.com/index.php?page=clip&id=8

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 05:50 PM

PCLinuxOS will take me about 12 hours to download, (i have Cable) so if you have a suggestion that wont take 12 hours it will be better for me, if not i'll just let it go over night

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:15 PM

Hi. Puppy is a 50mb download and if you run it from RAM you can use the disk utility to partition and format your drive. Pupy was written to operate on a FAT32 partition. I have a cable modem also. Puppy is a 30min download.
If you had a NTSF partition be sure to download the NTFS patch for Puppy.
What do you want to do with puppy.
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:49 PM

Do you need a iso burner software to burn linux on to a disk?

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 11:27 PM

Yes it is and iso image. Nero or similar software has that capibility.
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Posted 11 March 2006 - 10:01 PM

I couldn't get puppy to download properly so i tried pclinusos and it worked like a charm, (Thanks for trying to help me with Puppy). It works but partition magic screwed with my windows so I'll be using linux for a while. I transferred some winamps from my windows and it wont play. I didn't know if i need any special program, if i do please help. Thanks for your help Raw and acklan for all the help.

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 02:15 AM

I transferred some winamps from my windows and it wont play.

Do you mean MP3's? PCLOS should have no problem playing MP3.
Do you get any specific error message?

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 05:05 PM

Sorry, Wma files, it doesnt do anything when i open them

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 01:29 PM

What application is trying to open them?
Right click on the wma file and open it with kaffeine.
Your default may be Amarok and i don't think it supports
wma's.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:11 PM

It still wont open it.




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