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Old 07-12-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy I Blow Up My Comp Suse Pro Killd Even Thing


well i can boot in to suse pro 9.1 fine

winxp was built in my h/d. i dunno what happen to it

its no longer there

how do i get it back

i was trying to doul boot the damn thing

were the hell does it ever aks you to doul boot


i about..... my self yesterday trying to get it back


how do i get it back





 
Old 07-12-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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If you can't find it then it may be gone for good. You will have to restore it from the restore CDs you got with your computer or reinstall it using the Windows install CDs. You should be ok though as you do have a backup of everything important don't you?

If you are lucky it is still there but the boat loader may not have added an entry for it. Run a XP boot floppy (or restore CD) and that should get it up again. XP uses the NTFS filesystem by default that isn't fully supported by Linux. Most kernels can read it but not write to it. It could just be that the installation didn't detect it properbly so didn't add an entry to the /etc/fstab.

If it is still there you can add an entry to the bootloader but first you will have to find out which partition it is on. It is most likely the first one so try mounting it and see what you get.

From what you have told me this is all I can give you. I am fairly new to Linux myself but didn't have any problems. I haven't tried Suse but the Mandrake installer gives you a choice to either wipe everything from the hard disk or use the free space that isn't being used by Windows. Maybe you should have tried a more newbie friendly distribution to begin to learn Linux? Or even one of the live-cd distributions.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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If you can't find it then it may be gone for good. You will have to restore it from the restore CDs you got with your computer or reinstall it using the Windows install CDs. You should be ok though as you do have a backup of everything important don't you?

If you are lucky it is still there but the boat loader may not have added an entry for it. Run a XP boot floppy (or restore CD) and that should get it up again. XP uses the NTFS filesystem by default that isn't fully supported by Linux. Most kernels can read it but not write to it. It could just be that the installation didn't detect it properbly so didn't add an entry to the /etc/fstab.

If it is still there you can add an entry to the bootloader but first you will have to find out which partition it is on. It is most likely the first one so try mounting it and see what you get.

From what you have told me this is all I can give you. I am fairly new to Linux myself but didn't have any problems. I haven't tried Suse but the Mandrake installer gives you a choice to either wipe everything from the hard disk or use the free space that isn't being used by Windows. Maybe you should have tried a more newbie friendly distribution to begin to learn Linux? Or even one of the live-cd distributions.
it tald me to use the hole drive


i did not backup



why don't they fix this shit



 
Old 07-12-2004, 01:42 PM   #4
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not trying to be rude... but as you said, you told the installation program to use the entire drive, which it did. What needs to be fixed?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 01:50 PM   #5
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it tald me to use the hole drive
You should have made free space for it.

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i did not backup
ouch

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why don't they fix this shit
Cause it's a bad idea to resize an OS with an other OS.
It's always safer to resize your NFTS partition in Windows.
(Some Linux distros do this for you, but this creates a bigger risk for data loss.)
 
Old 07-13-2004, 10:28 AM   #6
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You should have made free space for it.



ouch



Cause it's a bad idea to resize an OS with an other OS.
It's always safer to resize your NFTS partition in Windows.
(Some Linux distros do this for you, but this creates a bigger risk for data loss.)
ahhhhhh think its to late

slackware do it for you

is slackware better then suse pro 9.1

 
Old 07-13-2004, 11:11 AM   #7
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http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...booting91.html
 
  


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