Hang at grub loading +1 Vista in a logical partition
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DELL UTILITY is required for dell warranty (i think)
FAT16 100MB is to put grub in, and this is where grub "a" is installed (more in a sec).
NTFS 4GB is for Windows Vista Virtual Memory
(closer to the front of the disk for faster transfer rate)
SWAP is for SUSE, same reason as Windows Virtual Memory
/root is for SUSE grub "b" is installed here
VISTA is windblows
home is home
FAT32 is interOS storage.
the partitions in the extended parition are arranged for performance (i only have a 5400 RPM disk, this arragement lets SUSE fly)
ok: I did not want to change the dell factory MBR, so this is what i tried to do:
on second thought...i solved it. i simply can't tell grub to chainload vista, because when vista installs in a logical partition, it places the boot manager files for windows in the root of the drive, which in my case ins DELL UITLITY.
great. windows vista just defeated the entire point of keeping the mbr original, and the diagnostics intact (because booting diagnostics yeilds VISTA!!)