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Old 01-12-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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Ahhh, Windows XP/suse 9.0 multi-boot problems.


Ok, I am a at linux, I wanted to give it a try, now I can't boot up in windows. This is not a good first impression :/

I have the suse 9.1 installed on a 40gb partition on a 120gb drive, windows is on the same Drive, but another partition.

I wanted to expand my knowledge of linux and create a multiboot system and eventually set up a server on my old 133mhz computer in the attic .

Any step by step things, I am totally dismantled here, and I have no idea how to work linux.

When I try to boot Windows XP through the suse boot menu I get

"root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
chainloader +1"

My Windows boot settings in the suse linux boot manager is as follows...

"Section Name - Windows
Section Type - Other
Chainloader +1
Root: (hd0,0)"

What do I do?

Thanks to everyone for help, Derek
 
Old 01-12-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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Hrm, sounds like a little bit of a boo boo.

Hopefully, you made a boot disk so you can boot linux later...

You can put in a windows boot disk and type fdisk /mbr to reset the mbr and boot windows again, this will remove the grub settings.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 05:53 PM   #3
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Boot disk, linux?

No, how do I do it, I can reach the linux desktop, I just cannot boot windows .

If I do what you said with the windows boot disk, can I use the normal windows boot selector to boot linux or windows?

If not how would I boot Linux?


Wow thanks for the quick reply.

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Old 01-12-2005, 05:58 PM   #4
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It specifically asked you while installing if you wanted to make one...
 
Old 01-12-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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I can't, this is the limited version I beleive, I could not create any rescue disks or boot disks in the system options either, said image could not be found on installation medium.

Thank you for your continuing help, Derek

Last edited by somedude88; 01-12-2005 at 08:14 PM.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 09:45 PM   #6
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Yes you may call it a boo boo, I think it is a bit more than that.

Ok, I have some news

Although nothing to smile about, somehow, after I told linux to install on 40gb of unpartitioned space, somehow 2 of my partitions are aparently "unknown" to windows setup of their file system type... AND MUST BE FORMATTED, including my partition containing windows.

Lukely I backed up my recovery program onto a floppy to recover data..

Regards to all, My terrible experience with linux, I will never install this on a "reliable windows system again". I just should never of messed with it, maybe it was me when I installed it, what I do know is that I will be spending oh say 6 hours getting my computer back to the way it was.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:31 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by somedude88
Regards to all, My terrible experience with linux, I will never install this on a "reliable windows system again". I just should never of messed with it, maybe it was me when I installed it, what I do know is that I will be spending oh say 6 hours getting my computer back to the way it was.
I am sorry you consider you experience with linux horrible, but I am guessing you learned a couple things along the way. So I would assume this venture is/was not pointless.

I hope you learned that you should make sure you know what distro you are installing, and whether it plays nice with XP. Before installing another distro I hope you take the time to read the tutorials and FAQ here and at the distros website and from searching google. The more you know about the install the fewer the things that catch you by suprise. Always back up your valuable info b4 install . Read up on fdisk and cfdisk. Know what packages you want to install. etc....

I am running XP and SUSE 9 pro on my wifes computer and it works perfectly.

6 hours for a reinstall isn't that bad. It took me a week to get my xp box the way I liked it after a fiasco with fedora core 2 and xp.

I wish you luck in getting your system back up and running, and encourge you to try again. Linux is totally worth the time you will spend installing and learning it.

My .02

Blair

oh yeah, is "reliable windows system" an oxymoron?
 
Old 01-13-2005, 03:36 PM   #8
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What is an oxy moron?

I am sorry if I reflected a bit angry toward the linux os, I just will not try a multiboot again, that is for sure.

Of course some systems take weeks to get back up, mine does to, I am prepared though I have a checklist typed out that is 2 pages long of email accounts, databases to set up again, programs to isntall, printers to configure. I still don't remember everything I will still be coming upon programs I forgot to install that werent on the list months from now.

Maybe I'll try it on my 133mhz system once I find out how to boot on a cd with this old bios.

Thanks, Derek
 
  


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