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[solved] can't find XP after installing mint

Postby mhh91 on Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:50 pm

this is it,i have 3 partitions,C,D,and E

the C drive has windows XP,D has my data,and E has another XP


i installed mint in the C drive,now i can't find the other XP (the one on the drive E) in GRUB anymore


can i get my windows back??
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Re: can't find XP after installing mint

Postby Fred on Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:15 am

mhh91,

You are describing your drives or partitions in Windows terms it seems. I am not really sure what you have. Use your Mint install cd and open a program called Gparted. It is in the menu. Post a screen shot of each of your drives, if you have more than one.

We can go from there.

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Re: can't find XP after installing mint

Postby mhh91 on Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:55 am

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i have the other windows in sda6
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Re: can't find XP after installing mint

Postby Fred on Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:37 pm

mhh9,

Bad news my friend. You will never get Windows to boot from a non-first logical partition. At least I never have been able to do it. I have never seen it done either.

Windows wants to be on the first primary partition, and works best from there.

Sorry. :-(

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Re: can't find XP after installing mint

Postby mhh91 on Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:03 pm

too bad :?

anyway,thanks fred

one last question,for this dual boot to work,i have to install windows on sda3 first,then install mint on sda6


is that right?
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Re: can't find XP after installing mint

Postby Fred on Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:38 pm

mhh91,

Since you are going to have to redo it anyway:

sda1 NTFS -- Windows system
sda2 swap --- Linux
sda3 ext3 ---- Linux /
sda5 NTFS -- Windows storage

Good luck my friend,

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Re: can't find XP after installing mint

Postby XXX on Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:16 pm

Vista can boot from other than C:\ cuz Vista is the greatest
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Re: can't find XP after installing mint

Postby Fred on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:30 am

XXX,

Oh Please, don't you have to start getting ready to go to grammar school or something.

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Re: can't find XP after installing mint

Postby mhh91 on Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:14 pm

Fred wrote:mhh91,

Since you are going to have to redo it anyway:

sda1 NTFS -- Windows system
sda2 swap --- Linux
sda3 ext3 ---- Linux /
sda5 NTFS -- Windows storage

Good luck my friend,

Fred


okay,i got it


thanks fred :)
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