Thats why i put it in.
I have a blank install of XP Pro for this purpose alone!!
At least with any linux dist you can boot with your installation cd in
rescue mode and repair such errors!!
At 21:09 04/02/05 +0000, Niall Walsh wrote:
>>>Another gotcha watch where your boot.ini file is pointing for the windows
>>For you installation
>>Unfortunately you cannot edit this from recovery console (great tool).
>>Parallel install Windows and then edit the file.
>>That last line just made me laugh and laugh and laugh! Isn't the windows
>world great! Can't edit boot.ini from the recovery console!
>Install another copy of Windows to edit a file!
>>An alternative approach would be to boot Knoppix/Kanotix (I'm sure there
>are plenty more choices including the Linux you can already boot) and use
>captive-ntfs to edit boot.ini. As slow as captive-ntfs is, and even if
>you have to download XP SP1 to get the files you need, it should still be
>quicker then doing a parallel Windows install (ok, bandwidth
>depending). Why did captive-ntfs have to break with SP2 (as it seems it has).
>>If all you have to do is replace one (or a few) chars in the file (without
>changing the size of the file) which I suspect would be the case here,
>then Linux native ntfs driver should even be able to do it.
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