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Old 02-17-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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Question GRUB Boot menu with SuSE9.0 and Windows 2000 Advanced Server


Hi,

I have installed SuSE9.0 without any problems onto one of my harddrives, and on the other drive I have Windows2000 Advanced Server.

The dev/hda/ partition contains SuSE and /dev/hdb1 has Windows2000 on it (mount point within SuSE is /windows/D - under Windows, this partition was E:\).

I am able to access this partition without any problems within SuSE, it automatically mounts on the desktop when logging on to linux. However, when installing SuSE onto the hda drive, ('C' under windows) I used the erase drive option as I wanted this drive to test out linux a little before I removed Windows2000, but I find myself needing to boot into Windows2000 (and I don't like that I can't work out how to set this up myself ).

I appear able to edit the boot loader and have no problems accessing this via YaST2 under SuSE, however I can't work out what exactly I need to add to the bootloader settings in order to give me the option of booting into Windows2000 on the 2nd hard drive.

I have looked through the forums here and searched on the web, and I can find a number of sites detailing what order to install things in order for this to happen automatically, but nowhere giving details on what code to add to the bootload configuration

Can anybody advise me on how to set this up - it is the default boot loader used with SuSE9.0 - which I'm pretty sure is GRUB.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Steve

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Old 02-17-2004, 09:58 PM   #2
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Were the boot files (boot.ini, ntldr, ntdetect.com) in drive c: before you installed Suse?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:19 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply! I assume that these files were on the C: drive, but I can't be 100% sure. I'm not currently at work now, but could check when I get home if it is possible to do that?

As I say I erased the C: drive when I installed SuSE, so I imagine these files would have been erased also.

Cheers,

SteveK
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:49 AM   #4
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Try this bootdisk first:
http://demonbane.org/xpboot.img
to write it to a disk, as root type:
Code:
dd if=xpboot.img of=/dev/fd0
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:05 AM   #5
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"I appear able to edit the boot loader and have no problems accessing this via YaST2 under SuSE, however I can't work out what exactly I need to add to the bootloader settings in order to give me the option of booting into Windows2000 on the 2nd hard drive."
I'm pretty sure that Windows wants (needs) to be first on your machine.


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