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Installing PhatLinux

Posted on 2000-03-20
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I have downloaded PhatLinux from their website onto my Win95 laptop. When opening the zipfile the system responded "you must shut down all open windows applications, do you want to do this? Yes/No".I responded Yes the system then reverted to a DOS enviroment and the following error occurred "Uncompressing Linux... ran out of input data, --System halted (crashed).Now when I try to start up windows the same message appears and I the system will go no further.Is there a fix to this?
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First of all you should have read the install docs before launching phatlinux (which in my view is a pretty crummy distro)

To restor your system to boot to windows, use the "rescue floppy" you created when you installed windows. (you DID make a rescue floppy, right?)

Otherwise install a new mbr with fdisk /mbr and you should be back in windows.
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