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Old 09-22-2008, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: XP Vista and Linux on Laptop

What I've done:
-backed up files to external hdd
-wiped laptop HDD with DBAN
-installed XP
---During install I put XP on a 60G partition assuming the other 10G would be able to
---be turned into a partition for VISTA.
-Went through entire dual boot guide
---Now have a 30G that still hopefully has XP on it
---Followed by a 30G partition that has Vista on it
---Followed by a 15G empty NTSF partition that I'll figure out what to do with later

My problem right now is trying to figure out how to get GRUB going, I've downloaded the latest version and have no idea how to unpack it as all tutorials say to do. What is a .tar.gz file anyways? Am I supposed to have Linux installed just to get GRUB onto my system? I'll update when I figure out if XP is still on my system.

If XP was still on the first partition I had no way of getting there so I tried to reinstall it to the first partition again. Up until the first restart it went flawless but when the computer restarted it said hit any key to boot from disk and just froze black screen when I hit enter. Both OS's are inaccessible to me now... HELP! I'm a moron lol.
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