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Old 08-19-2005, 07:17 PM   #1
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GRUB Won't Load WinXP


-How do I change root(hd1,0) to rootnoverify(hd1,0) to allow Windows XP to load from my Suse setup via GRUB? Currently, when I select Windows from the "Which OS" screen, I get a black screen with white letters saying

root (hd1,0)
filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
CHAINLOADER +1

-Secondly where can I find the multimedia update to support MP3 format in Suse?

-Lastly, I need a program to accomidate the installation of MPG files. Anybody?
 
Old 08-19-2005, 08:50 PM   #2
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How do I change root(hd1,0) to rootnoverify(hd1,0) to allow Windows XP to load from my Suse setup via GRUB?
This can be done either through yast (yast --> system --> boot loader configuration, then click on 'Edit configuration file')
or by editing /boot/grub/menu.lst directly

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-Secondly where can I find the multimedia update to support MP3 format in Suse?

-Lastly, I need a program to accomidate the installation of MPG files. Anybody?
Not quite sure what you mean by this. You should be able to find various programs by going to yast --> install/remove software and then searching for "mp3".

Lemme know if this helps
Cheers - Christine
 
Old 08-19-2005, 11:04 PM   #3
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this did help

damn, you're good. here is the contents of the entire file:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Fri Aug 19 21:01:10 MDT 2005

color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,1)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 9.3
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 vga=0x317 selinux=0 splash=silent resume=/dev/hda1 showopts
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX 9.3
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume selinux=0 barrier=off nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd
 
Old 08-20-2005, 03:31 AM   #4
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didn't work.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 03:57 AM   #5
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Maybe you should add a 'makeactive' line after 'rootnoverify (hd1,0)'.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 05:15 AM   #6
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You have to use the remapping command in grub so the Windows drive is first or else Windows will not boot. I hope SUSE did not install GRUB in the master boot record on the second hard drive too because you are going to have some problems.

Isn't Windows a bitch.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 08:22 AM   #7
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Ok, I poked around on google (terms: windows on hdb menu.lst) for a bit and I think you may be able to fix this fairly easily. Check out this thread

The problem this guy was having is a little different from yours and he was using lilo instead of grub. However, I *think* that the post by UsualTuxpect is going to be relevant (although he's talking about grub.conf, which is menu.lst in your case). In short, you can try making the Windows entry read:

title Windows
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

The map lines are to trick Windows into thinking that it's on hda.

Cheers,
Christine
 
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