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I have a workstation running Win XP Pro and SuSe 9.1 Pro. My intention was to install SuSE along side Windows so that I could boot into either OS. I have both OSs on the same IDE hard disk, windows on the first partition. Currently SuSE boots up just fine and runs well and through the file explorer I can view all my windows files and personal data, so I know its still there. The problem is when I reboot the computer and select to boot into Windows instead of SuSE I get an error and cannot access Windows. I get a black screen with the following message:
FILESYSTEM TYPE UNKNOWN, PARTITION TYPE 0x7
I can see my data in my windows partition, but really want to get windows and suse up together.
Also, I am pretty new to Linux and have had formal training on it but its been a while. Assume I am a noob :-)
I follwed some instructions I received from another person, but still no boot to windows, below is the instructions i follwed:
"Please login to SuSE as root and edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and change
You can also use YaST2, and then did System > Boat loader configuration to edit the brub.conf.
If you still have problem, then add "makeactive
makeactive <=== Try without this line first
After following those instructions I still cannot boot to the windows option on dual boot. Linux boots up fine.
Bad thing is I have alot of data, I am sure I have not lost it but, I need to get into windows to use Quickbooks to bill some clients and get some other work done :-)
Please, If anyone could help I will be forever grateful!!!!
If there is anything else you guys want me to post that could help you out let me know :-)
wanted to bump this, since i still have the problem, and it wont update from the cd(burned the iso). only gets unable to read from medium (cd-rom set to slave)
made to get the update with floppy option, but even if it tries to fix it, I get the chainloader +1 error