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Old 03-08-2005, 05:51 AM   #1
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GRUB+Win Home Problem


Hi guys i have encouraged this problem today as well.
I have installed SUSE linux 9.1 Home on my laptop, linux now works fine, but i can't get to my windows XP. I get the

following error
Quote:
root (hd 0,0)
Filesystem type is fat, partition type 0xc
Chain loader +1
NTDLR is missing Press any key to continue.
As i said before the linux works absolutely fine, i dont know what to do now, i cant get DOS on my laptop as there is no

option to go there (Toshiba has its own system, where you press F12 to choose from what device you want to boot your system)
No Floppy discs are in the floppy drive its even disconnected.
If you could help then i would REALLY APPRECIATE it!
Some info about my system:
Intel Pentium 4 2.53 Ghz, 256 RAM linux identified it no problem.I have a 60 gig hard drive divided in two partitions - C:/

(FAT 32) and D:/ (NTFC) Linux is installed on C:/ as well as windows, but the windows partition was shrunk when the

installation occured. And the problem is that i haven't got my WinXP cd as Toshiba provided me with a GHOST image of WinXP Home. And yes i think i use GRUB loader. the one set by default by SUSE. Thanks.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 06:17 AM   #2
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How can you have windows and Suse installed in the same partition...o_O

I'm pretty sure that SUSE overwrote the whole Fat partition for itself, and Windows would be lost. However, you could make another partition and then restore that XP ghost.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 06:22 AM   #3
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Okay, you probably ran into the parted bug problem on 9.1. Try to follow the instructions given at the following link and everything will be fine:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...booting91.html
 
Old 03-08-2005, 07:33 AM   #4
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OK i will try that.
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How can you have windows and Suse installed in the same partition...o_O
When i was installing the system, windows C:/ partition was shrunk from 27 gig to 20
 
Old 03-08-2005, 05:40 PM   #5
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Okay, you probably ran into the parted bug problem on 9.1. Try to follow the instructions given at the following link and everything will be fine:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/..._booting91.html
OK, so do i have to reinstall Linux there? I dont get this, please help if you can.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 03:34 AM   #6
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No, you do not need to reinstall! Did you read the link?

What you need to do is to download one of these files:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/upd...1/misc/parted/

One (iso) is for burning on CD, the other (img) for making a floppy.

Floppy:
Code:
gunzip -c parted.img.gz >/dev/fd0
CD-ROM:
Code:
gunzip /tmp/parted.iso.gz
cdrecord -v -eject speed=2 dev=/dev/hdc /tmp/parted.iso
- Boot the first installation CD or DVD up to the point where you can choose one of the different installation variants.

- Press F6. A message asking you to keep the driver update ready will be displayed.

- Use the arrow key to select the menu item "Installation".

- Enter the boot parameter "fixpart=1" and press ENTER.

- When the message "Please choose the Driver Update medium" is displayed, insert the driver update CD/floppy you created and press "OK".

- In the following menu, select "cdrom" or "floppy" and confirm with OK.

- After completing the driver update, press "Back".

- The following dialog for repairing the partition table displays your hard disk (usually /dev/hda) and the status of the partition table (broken). Select the hard disk and click "OK" to repair the partition table.

- After repairing the partition table, exit the menu with "Back". Press the key combination CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot the computer and remove all media from the drives.

This is what I can read there! All you need to do is doing it
 
Old 03-09-2005, 06:27 AM   #7
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Ive done that, it says that the driver installed is newer than the one im trying to install when i insert the floppy disc and try to record that image giz.tz it says you've run out of space on your floppy. When i've burned the CD it says incorrest CD inserted, please make sure you have CD1 inserted in the drive

Here are some inputs that may be useful to you to help me.

Here it is fdisk -l

Code:
Code: 
Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes 
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 116280 cylinders 
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes 

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System 
/dev/hda1   *           1       42372    21355456+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA) 
/dev/hda2           58141      116280    29302560    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA) 
/dev/hda3           42375       43390      512064   82  Linux swap 
/dev/hda4           43391       58140     7434000   83  Linux 
/dev/hda5           58141      116280    29302528+   7  HPFS/NTFS 

Partition table entries are not in disk order


And cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

Code:
Code: 
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Mar  8 01:09:08 2005 


color white/blue black/light-gray 
default 0 
timeout 8 
gfxmenu (hd0,3)/boot/message 

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux### 
title Linux 
    kernel (hd0,3)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda4 vga=0x317 splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hda3 showopts 
    initrd (hd0,3)/boot/initrd 

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows### 
title Windows 
    root (hd0,0) 
    chainloader +1 

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe### 
title Failsafe 
    kernel (hd0,3)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda4 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0  3 
    initrd (hd0,3)/boot/initrd
Does this mean anything to you?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 06:41 AM   #8
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The settings are fine. Don't know why the fix doesn't work. Sorry!
 
  


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