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Old 08-19-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
bwalls
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Suse 8.2 Install Problems


Hello everyone,

I am trying to install Suse Linux 8.2 Pro on the second hard drive (80GB). On the first I have Microsoft Win2k (40GB formatted as NTFS). I have tried installing Linux 3 times and each time I get the GRUB Hard Drive Error when the machine reboots (can't get into Linux or Windows).

I am putting the GRUB on /hda and I can fix the MBR and get back to Windows after each install.

I have been reading some other posts and FAQ and I was wondering if I should change the first HD to FAT32 and try to reinstall? If so, is there any easy way to do this besides reformatting the entire drive?

Thanks,
 
Old 08-19-2003, 02:55 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have to reformat to FAT32.... my windoze install is NTFS and I can access both from LILO with no problems. GRUB is certainly the better of the 2, but have you tried doing the install with LILO to see if that works?

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