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Old 08-19-2003, 02:35 AM   #1
Thyriel
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Question newbie needs help on installing Suse 8.1


hi,

i am need of help for installing Suse Linux 8.1

my previous system looks like this:

1x 6GB HDD on onboard first IDE
2x 80HB HDD (Raid0) on 5. PCI (Raid Controller)
1x 120GB HDD on Raid Controller

on the 6GB Drive WinXP is installed, and it is my booting device (because all other hdds are on the Raid Controller i can only boot over them when selecting SCSI in BIOS

then i disconnected the Raid0 from Power to prevent that this drive where all my data is stored will be deleted.

the 120GB Drive on the Raid Controller is completely empty and not allocated.

so i choosed to manually configure partitioning on installing linux, with selecting the 120GB Drive.

the boot manager has been installed to /dev/hdh which seems from his name to be my C: Drive under WinXP (the 6GB HDD)

but when rebooting the only thing that is happening is a Text "GRUB" and nothing more is happening.

what am i doing wrong?

has the boot manager to be installed on the same partition as winxp, means /dev/hdh1 instead of /dev/hdh ?

i also tryed to install the boot manager to /dev/hdc which is my linux drive (the 120GB) but when i do so, at reboot only "GRUB... Hard disk error" occurs
 
Old 08-19-2003, 11:48 PM   #2
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the boot manager has been installed to /dev/hdh which seems from his name to be my C: Drive under WinXP (the 6GB HDD)

has the boot manager to be installed on the same partition as winxp, means /dev/hdh1 instead of /dev/hdh ?

My newbie opinion, since nobody else has responded to your post is this:

You should have the boot manager on the primary master, and the bootmanager config file should have the list of bootable operating system paths in it. It sounds to me like your boot manager doesn't know what to load. I'm not sure how this works because I use lilo, but if all else fails there might be a way to install linux first, then install windows xp. From there you could edit the grub config file, (if it even has one o.O, it must though) to point to windows xp?
 
  


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