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Installing XP over Moblin

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September 8, 2010 2:00:43 AM

I'm having an issue with my netbook. I installed Moblin on it a few months back, but I want to go back to XP. I'm trying to install XP from my flash drive which I used xcopy to put an ISO image of XP on it. The netbook recognizes the flash drive as bootable but throws the error "BOOTMGR is missing".

Does anyone have any suggestions?

I've been looking for disk manager programs that are bootable from a Flash Drive so maybe I can format the hard drive prior to install, but at this point I'm at a standstill.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks much.

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September 8, 2010 6:14:41 AM

I think you might get better answers to this query in the XP forum. It's not really a Linux problem.
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September 8, 2010 1:20:36 PM

cerealkiller2k4 said:

Does anyone have any suggestions?

I've been looking for disk manager programs that are bootable from a Flash Drive so maybe I can format the hard drive prior to install, but at this point I'm at a standstill.


gparted live CD can be made to work from a flash drive.
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September 10, 2010 2:27:10 PM

Your best bet is to stop the guess work and just get (or borrow) an external DVD drive with a copy of XP. Yes, you can install XP from a flash drive, but I have seen way too many corrupted installs with that method.

KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

Good luck.
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