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DUAL BOOT CELENA-XP(patition part)

Postby necodp on Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:42 pm

Ok....i have a problem with parition part while installing Celena.....Its simple....i tried to set up partitions(i have two HDD),on one is XP and i want to make patition on the other to install Linuux.....NOW,I've done everything(almost), I made partitions in Partition magic(First question:Should i leave them unlocated or....),then a boot Live Cd,and when i get to that partition part i stuck....Mount Point problem....how to do that...now i tried to set al those thing(swap,reiser..)but still there is problem with root folder....

So PLEASE someone,just write step by step that partition part......PLEASE....

THANX!
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Re: DUAL BOOT CELENA-XP(patition part)

Postby scorp123 on Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:58 pm

necodp wrote: then a boot Live Cd,and when i get to that partition part i stuck....Mount Point problem.... there is problem with root folder....
Oh dear. It really isn't that hard. You just tell it where you want your " / " (= 'root filesystem'; not to be confused with the 'root' super-user account) and then just let it install.

The " / " filesystem is the basis for *everything*, all other partitions such as /usr, /var, /home (if you created them that is ...) get mounted underneath it. If you did not create them --not suggested but apparently a very frequent phenomenon with you first-timers-- then they will just be folders underneath it.

In simple words: No " / " filesystem == No Linux.

Stuff you should read!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_directory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1949&#1949
http://www.hccfl.edu/pollock/AUnix1/Partitioning.htm

necodp wrote: So PLEASE someone,just write step by step that partition part...
It isn't that hard :roll:

If you want hassle-free computers with a UNIX-like operating system preinstalled, may I suggest this web site?
http://www.apple.com
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Dualboot problems

Postby bobpur on Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:40 am

IMO, using two harddrives is the best way to dualboot.
I'll just address the "Celena" install since I assume (yeah, I know) that you have a functional Windows install.
Unless you have something on the second drive you want to save,I'd just follow the prompts that the "Celena" disk shows you for formatting.Pick the "Use entire disk" option and let the install take care of itself.

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Re: Dualboot problems

Postby scorp123 on Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:06 am

bobpur wrote: IMO, using two harddrives is the best way to dualboot.
There are definitely advantages in that.

bobpur wrote: just follow the prompts that the "Celena" disk shows you for formatting.Pick the "Use entire disk" option and let the install take care of itself.
Exactly. It isn't that hard.
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DUAL BOOT - CELENA-XP - GRUB

Postby solomon243 on Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:35 am

I have installed WinXP Home Edition SP1 and install Linux Mint Celena over this OS (dual boot, GRUB in MBR)...

I have chosen item "Win XP Home Edition" of the boot menu and look this message:
"файл ...\windows\system32\hal.dll не найден. Попробуйте восстановить его"

("file not found ...\windows\system32\hal.dll try to repair it" (or something like) )

have check this file up: file hal.dll exists... I am very afflicted... :cry:
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Re: DUAL BOOT CELENA-XP(patition part)

Postby MagnusB on Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:19 am

It might be the hal.dll being broken somehow. This suggest some radical steps to fix this. I would suggest using a XP disc to repair your installation, and use Supergrub disk to restore grub.
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