Removing Fedora Core 5 and installing Windows XP
Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:07 PM
Posted 23 April 2006 - 04:20 PM
Seagate has a good utility for this purpose, if you have a Seagate hard drive.
See the respective hard drive maker's sites for their utility.
You can also either burn a cd of Mepis or SystemRescue cd and use the utility qtparted, which comes with both cd disks to format the disk as fat32.
Or, get cd #1 of Fedora and run the installer to the partitioning utility, format the drive as fat32, allow the partitioning to proceed, then exit the prcess before actually installing Fedora, just after the formatting is complete.
But, the Fedora partitining utility might be the most confusing, so I recommend the previous suggestions.
Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:11 AM
Posted 24 April 2006 - 06:15 PM
What happens when you try to boot to XP?
Did you make one large fat32 partition when deleting the other partitions? Windows wants one partition on the drive that it can see to initiate the installation.
This is why I recommended the other suggestions, rather than the Fedora method.
BTW, what make and model of computer do you have?
If you were able to do a full installation of XP and it will not boot, then pop in the XP disk and allow it to boot to the options menu. Pick "R" for rescue mode. At the resulting command line, issue the fixboot command. When this is finished, issue the fixmbr command and see if this allows a normal XP boot.
Realize,that you must know the administrator password for XP for this to work.
Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:28 PM
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