Re: OFF-TOPIC: Fedora 7 already installed, can't install XP on empty partition

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On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 18:07 -0300, André Costa wrote:
> Hi,
> this is somehow off-topic, but hopefully someone here has been through
> this already...
> I just bought a shiny new Core 2 Duo machine (Intel DG33BU mobo), with
> a nice 250G SATA disk. Fedora 7 installation went surprisingly well
> (and fast), only problem was that onboard NIC was not recognized, but
> upgrading the kernel offline fixed this. Everything is amazingly fast
> =)
> BUT... I need this machine to dual-boot to Windows XP (still addicted
> to some Windows-only games =( ). XP setup CD hangs just after showing
> "examining hardware configuration" or something like that. It doesn't
> really hangs, it just switches to a blank screen and sits there
> forever (I already left it there for more than 15min to no avail).
> Keyboard is responsive and HD led stays on. CTRL+ALT+DEL reboots as
> expected.
> I talked to IT guys at work and they told me they've been through this
> already lots of times, it seems XP is unable to properly recognize the
> disk when only Linux is installed on it (?!?), and only solution would
> be to reformat the whole thing and install XP first.
> Is that true? 

It is true that it is better to install XP first. I have had cases like
yours. Did you create a partition for XP? One can not tell from your 
fdisk -l output. If not you are lost.

However, If there is such a partition. make it type 7 with fdisk. Then
retry your XP install.

A would-be disciple came to Nasrudin's hut on the mountain-side. Knowing
that every action of such an enlightened one is significant, the seeker
watched the teacher closely. "Why do you blow on your hands?" "To warm
myself in the cold." Later, Nasrudin poured bowls of hot soup for
himself and the newcomer, and blew on his own. "Why are you doing that,
Master?" "To cool the soup." Unable to trust a man who uses the same
process to arrive at two different results -- hot and cold -- the
disciple departed.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: [email protected]

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