Need Help.........pls

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by antonibede, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. antonibede

    antonibede New Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I have big problem and need solution.
    I am not able to start My XP. I have install dual OS XP and Fedora. I have deleted the XP's C: drive where It was installed.
    Now the problem is that I am not able to reinstall it due to fedora's Non Dos partition.

    I want to delete the Non Dos partition and install XP back..

    I dont want to lose my data on other drives like D:,E:, and F: ..

    Is there any solution to delete the fedora an can get my space with XP back???
  2. dipeshmehta

    dipeshmehta Member


    I don't understand why did you deleted drive c:? deleted means, have you deleted the partition itself or the contents only? if only contents were deleted you should be able to reinstall xp again.

    otherwise, if you are able to boot into your fedora and data drives (d: e: f: etc) are accessible, you can first backup existing data to some safer location, before doing any further experiments.

    then, if you deleted the c: partition itself, you shall be able to see unpartitioned space, at the time of installing xp, create new primary partition and install xp.

    if you can not find any unpartitioned space on your hard drive, I don't see further steps, without disturbing existing running fedora and existing data.

    please revert back here with some more clear scenario so that someone can guide / suggest you further.

  3. matey

    matey New Member

    just 2 cents worth from a noob;

    use fdisk to find out which drive (partition) is empty, assign FAT or FAT32 or NTFS etc, partition via fdisk utility in linux.

    fdisk -l
    small L

    for instance fdisk /dev/sda3/
    then press m for help and then l (L) for list of partition types.

    remember to have swap space for your linux , usually twice amount your RAM.
    Also LVM partition is very useful in linux for building virtual machines.
    good luck...
  4. matey

    matey New Member

    I forgot to mention the commands such as mkfs.ext2 or mkfs.msdos or mkswap which will create a file system in whatever OS...or..
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

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