Linux system cant boot xp disks

January 23, 2011 at 04:35:11
Specs: Linux x86_64, Athlon 4600/1024
I got a new pc. It has ubuntu 10.10 on it. Did ask for it to be removed prior to shipping but the man ignored me.
I have 3 legit windows discs. 1 xp home, 1 xp pro and a windows 98 . I found where to set the cd to run first on boot up in bios. None works though the drive is working because it can read the discs as they can be seen in th D drive with files in them. Tried countless times, all 3 disks but nothing hap[pens it just continues to boot to Ubuntu .
I have absolutely no idea about linux. I cant understand what to do next and the man has gone away on holiday! Can anyone help please? Thanks

Right...can get one cd the xp home to boot up to press any key to continue...then black screen. Nothing

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January 23, 2011 at 07:35:09
Do you see a message, "Press any key to boot from CD", when booting with the install disc inserted? I have had several Linux distros installed before reverting to Windows XP Pro, and never had any problem getting the Windows disc to boot and install.

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January 24, 2011 at 14:08:37
May need to slipstream in some drivers for that system. Specs would have helped. Borrow someones Windows 7 dvd and try it just to see if you can get to the setup screen.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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January 24, 2011 at 14:18:34
Right. I have managed to get a windows disk to boot and have deleted the partition where linux is. Got as far as the putting the key in during installation of xp and cant find my key so am having to buy another OS disk!
Thanks for the help guys

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