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Hello and thanks for taking the time to read this post. I just installed SuSE 9 on a 2500 amd with two hd. On hda is windows xp, hdb has SuSE. During the install I made three partitions one for boot, one for swap and one for root. Apparently, I didn't mark them during the install. I had planned to not load the boot.ini files to the MBR but on the first block of the boot partition then copy the boot sector to my "C" drive on windows and use the NT loader to dual boot both OS. The option I chose was to make a boot floppy. Now the 64 dollar question. Will I be able to mark and format the first two partitions correctly then edit my boot.ini files without a reinstall? And if I can which partition do I need to make active in windows for the systems to boot correctly? Also how do I copy the boot sector from the floppy to SuSE? Thanks for you help and respose. I don't think I could do this on my own without major mistakes, similar to the ones I have already made. Fdisk shows these partitions on hdb.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 129 1036161 83 Linux
/dev/hdb2 130 259 1044225 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb3 260 4865 36997695 83 Linux
I followed your instructions exactly. Somehow the bin file is not getting copied to the floppy. I can't read it in linux or windows xp. Is there some attributes that I need to change to make this possible? I've made sure the floppy was mounted. I know I'm missing something simple.
Thanks for your help,