Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Sunday 29 June 2008 09:10:42 pm Paul Linehan wrote:
>>>>> What sort of beeps do you get when you try to boot?
>>>>> None, it just takes ages to boot into a v. dodgy
>> install of W XP. I have double/triple/multiple
>> checked boot order in BIOS and tried putting
>> floppy first, then CD and every other combination
>> but to no avail.
>>>> Sorry, I missed this before - I thought you could get nothing
> out of the laptop.
>> As far as I can see, the ThinkPad 1171 has very little RAM -
> max 192MB - so I imagine it would take quite a long time
> to boot Windows XP even if it were in the best of health.
>> Does Windows see your CD (in My Computer)?
>>If the CD drive can't be read in Windows then you likely need a new CD
BUT all is not lost:
There IS a simple way to load/boot grub/lilo/anything via NT Bootloader.
If you can repartition and parition copy a linux from same logical
partition (say using Partition Magic), and on the other machine use dd
to copy the boot track (which you must install to the logical drive,
even if that can't boot). That file can be copied to the NT boot
partition and added to the nt's
boot.ini as an extra entry
(Part of a course on RH6 for Dell in 1998 or 1999 I wrote)
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