Re: Windows install disc can't see my FC4 partitions

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Darius Hardy wrote:
Ken Schutte wrote:

I need to setup a dual boot system on my x40 Thinkpad laptop. I've done it without problems before, but this time I have FC4 installed first, and now want to add a Windows XP partition. On intial FC4 setup, I used disk druid and kept some open space, then later used qtparted in knoppix to create an NTFS partition. Currently fdisk -l shows:
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
/dev/hda2              14        3582    28667992+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3 3583 3647 522112+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda4            3648        4864     9775552+   7  HPFS/NTFS

When I try to boot from a Windows XP disc to install Windows, it quickly flashes some text saying something like "please wait while checks your system...", then the screen is blank and nothing happens and I have to just reset. Should I be able to boot and install from a WinXP disc given that partition table?
Sorry if this it a bit of a windows question, but all these partions
were created in linux, so maybe somebody could help.

 From what I remember when I set up my dual-boot system, Windows doesn't
like a non-MS OS being the boot partition or something. I got the
impression that it's best to install Windows first then install a proper
OS of your choice.
Yeah, I guess I realize I should have installed Windows first, but I'm
hoping there's a way to do it without wiping everything out and starting
over since I already have FC4 set up...

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