I want to install xp over suse, but i cant get the executable to work, i tried the following things:
for a clean install, i checked the bios settings were good, insterted the XP install cd, but it did not load the cd while booting.
xp through suse; inserted the cd just as i normally would, and it loads, but it does not show up any data, nor with any cd. so i think the cd-drive does not work properly anymore.
then i tried to install through an external dvd-drive; when booting it does not show up, so i think the motherboard is a bit old, when suse is booted it sees the disc but i cant play/load it.
Can someone help me?
thanks in advance!
btw its an Packard Bell Easy Note E3250
You need to boot from the XP cd
This requires that you have the CD set as first boot device in the BIOS
thx for the reply but, it did not load the cd while its booting, so i guess its broken.
with usb-legacy it should load an external dvd-player right?
thanks in advance
Can’t say I know for sure.
Do you have other cd/dvd’s you could try in the drive? They will not all be broken.
Windows XP installation has no USB support until the system has been installed, hence you can’t install it from a USB stick either without using BootPE and creating your own installation media.
Think about it - why do you want WinXP to be installed?
If you really want to try out some programs in XP, why don’t you try installing inside VirtualBox?
On 04/06/2010 10:56 AM, syampillai wrote:
> Think about it - why do you want WinXP to be installed?
> If you really want to try out some programs in XP, why don’t you try
> installing inside VirtualBox?
That is what I do. I have 3 Windows programs that do not work with wine,
thus I have an XP install inside VirtualBox. Works fine, I don’t have to
shut down openSUSE to run it, and no hassles with dual booting. I need
to have USB passthru, thus I get the RPM for the full version from Sun’s
site, rather than the OSE version from openSUSE.