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uninstall linux/install win xp

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by ayaman, Sep 11, 2004.

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  1. ayaman

    ayaman Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2004

    i've been using linux (fedora core 2) for a while now, and now i need windows again. i try and install windows xp by starting the installer with wine, but after it is done with the preparation of the installation, it whines about "datasegment in drive C that is not supported" and so it cannot define the computer to boot xp from the specific drive.

    i have also tried booting my computer with the win xp installation disc (by setting the cd-rom drive as my default boot device) but for some reason it doesnt seem to recognize my cd-rom drive before linux has started. (update bios maybe?)

    also, would it work if i copied the contents of my xp cd to my hd, made a boot disk so i'd get to ms-dos and run the xp installation? but then again, if i copy the cd to the hd on linux, i wouldnt be able of seeing them on ms-dos, right?
  2. lynch


    Aug 3, 2002
    Do you want to keep Fedora? If not you can run the linux fdisk and delete all the Linux partitions and run fixmbr from the xp disk afterwards to clear the mbr. Then install XP.
    Must shower now. :p
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