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Re: [SLE] Dual boot
  • From: marcia <raknakce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 16:51:07 -0500
  • Message-id: <40B5114B.9070804@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Doug McGarrett wrote:

If your Win2000 is using NTFS, you can't get there from DOS.
DOS doesn't know how to read that FS. And regular old DOS
can't read the 32-bit FS, either. Did you ever create some sort
of rescue disk, or is there a boot floppy that came with Win2K?
That should work. Good luck. --doug

On Wednesday 26 May 2004 11:20, marcia wrote:

Dear All,

I am dual booting with win2000 and Suse8.2pro. I only use Suse, however
I went into my win2000 yesterday briefly to check on something and
noticed that it is not acting right. The cursor is lagging and it would
shutdown on its own after a few minutes of use. I am hoping an email
virus did not get to it through my linux email.

Anyway I want to fix it by going into dos and using scanreg/all but will
that wipe out my Suse as well? I will not do this until I know for sure
it will not hurt my Suse 8.2 setup.

Any thoughts will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Marcia

Thank you all for replying. Yes, why bother fixing the windows2000 if I do not use it. I may not for awhile. ;-) I am glad to know that an email virus cannot find my windows disk and do anything. That is a relief. I know that I have been getting a flood of email viruses, but of course they do not affect my Suse 8.2. :-)
I do have a boot disk which will help if I need it. Maybe the knoppix CD? Hmmm. I guess I can work on that someday when it is important enough.

All of your advice has been helpful.

Thank you all.

Marcia

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