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I'm not sure this is the right websire for my problem but i'll try anything now.
I have a laptop with Windows XP. I partitioned the drive and installed opensolaris on the second partition. No wheneveri turn on the laptop, Grub opens and only gives me the option for Solaris and not wiondows. I haven't been able to boot to Windows since. I've seen alot about editing the command lines for Grub but i'm new to this.
Does anyone have any idea's on how to solve this? i feel like it's not such a big thing but it's beating me right now.
Delete the file you created. Some systems use /etc/grub.cnf or
/boot/grub/grub.cnf. Look through the /etc, /boot and /boot/grub
directories for a file named menu.lst or grub.cnf. When you find
the right file it will have many lines, and the new entry you add
should go at the bottom.
I can't see either menu.lst or grub.cnf in any of those places.
After I type in fdisk -l what is the next step?
If i was to give up on this whole problem, could I just remove Solaris and get back to just using the windows partition? I have to use my laptop for work tomorrow and i'll be in a bit of bother if it's not sorted :-)
If you must pop in the Windows Installer CD and boot to recovery console. Run the following commands to restore Windows as your primary boot...
fschk c: /r
Of course the fschk command is optional. From there you can actually add entries to your Windows boot loader for booting Solaris.
How advanced are you with Unix/Linux in the terminal. Do you know your way around? Do you understand the general structure of the OS such as where stuff it booted from, startup, and where programs are installed?
I'm just trying to get a feel for where you stand as a user because it's quite possible that us telling you to run these commands may be ineffective if you don't know how to run them.