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by nkent60 / June 12, 2005 10:53 AM PDT

I installed Linux over XP Pro now I can't get to my drives that contain windows. What should I do, while installing Linux I didn't see a dual boot prompt, is there one?

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How can anyone..
by null. / June 13, 2005 4:52 AM PDT
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help with the information provided.

needed info from you
always provide the machine specs (make, model, processor, HD size, FStype...)
what distribution installed (does the new OS work)
options used during installation
how partitioned (installed to same partition as XP = Bad)
any backup available

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RE: Linux
by joe704 / June 22, 2005 2:54 AM PDT
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From the information given, you may have overwritten your Windows partition; or else, the time interval to choose is very short when GRUB displays. Offhand, I can only think of one way to check: Open a terminal, su to root and type fdisk /dev/hda, and when it opens, type p.
You will see your existing partitions. ("hda" presumes a single-drive computer).

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