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Re: fips not supported by hard drive

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  • peter.sakalaukus@usm.edu
    Thanks for the suggestion Bret. I just reformatted a floppy and recopied the fips.exe from the linux cd. I got the same error( s) as before. Perhaps the
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 4, 2001
      Thanks for the suggestion Bret. I just reformatted a floppy and
      recopied the fips.exe from the linux cd. I got the same error('s) as
      before. Perhaps the problem is that I am using windows 2000 (which is
      based on NT).

      ...Pete



      > For what it is worth I used fips on almost the same machine (5000e
      w/
      > 20GB HD, but with Windows ``ME'' pre installed) with out any
      problem.
      > I have also used fips successfully in half a dozen other installs.
      >
      > The only thing I can suggest is that the floppy you used is bad.
      Try
      > making a fresh floppy.
      >
      > Luck,
      > -Brett.
      >
      > peter.sakalaukus@u... writes:
      > > I just purchased an Inspiron 5000e with a 20 gig hard drive.
      While
      > > attempting to install RedHat 7.0, I discoverd that I would first
      have
      > > to repartition my disk. I tried to use fips 2.0 but I get a
      message
      > > that my hard drive is not supported (this when I try to run it
      from
      > > the dos prompt). If I try to boot from a disk containing fips.exe
      > > (like the documentation says) I get an error message: NTLDR is
      > > missing.
      > >
      > > Currently, I have factory installed windows 2000. Any help would
      be
      > > appreciated.
      > >
      > >
      > > ...Pete
      > >
      > >
      > > --------------------------------------------------------------
      > > Please post your X config files in the group links or database
      > >
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