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Old 10-24-2003, 10:23 AM   #1
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Suse 9.0 - dual boot problem - help!!!


I downloaded Suse 9.0 off bittorrent and burnt the 5 CDs for it, then I loaded it onto my pc which has Windows XP running on it.

I thought it would be good because on this version of Suse you can supposedly create a dual boot system very easily, however when I tried to boot into Windows XP, I received the following message:

root (hd0,1)
filesystem type unknown
partition type 0x7
chainloader +1

Luckily I had a Ghost disk of the system, which I have reinstalled.

What is the solution - I have removed 'goback' from the system as I have read that this can affect linux.

I think it should be fairly simple to sort out, I could see all my existing files within Suse - I have two partitions on my hard disk: C: windows and program files and D: work files

Please could you let me know what I should do to sort this situation out because I am anxious to learn more about linux.

Thank you

donk
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:53 AM   #2
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when you installed suse 9.0, I beleive you have to partionned the hard drive. This tells grub or lilo to give you the option to boot suse or xp. I also beleive you have to installed suse on the slave drive, not the primary. windoze tends to like/prefer to be on the primary drive.

This is from my experience installing suse 7.3 once. so i am still not an authorative voice on this.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:06 PM   #3
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Suse 9.0 is supposed to partition the hard drive and automatically create a dual boot system with any version of windows - at least that's what it says on the Suse website:

http://www.suse.de/en/private/produc...interview.html

I am a real newbie to Linux so I would like to know what to do...
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:09 PM   #4
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if you left windows as c drive its grub speak is (hd0,0) not as above.

TRY
edit the grub file in /boot so that you have a reference like this

title c drive
root (hd0,0)
rootnoverify
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:26 PM   #5
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Right I will try that tomorrow morning - is there any way of getting XP back again if it dosn't work without reinstalling the Ghost disks? You see I need XP because it runs some Stenography software...I wish I didn't.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 01:28 PM   #6
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If it's the bootloader only that's messed up, the 'fixmbr' & 'fixboot' commands from the XP cd's Recovery Console will do. Just make sure you have a boot disk for booting SuSE.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 01:36 PM   #7
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I tried using the XP Recovery Console and 'fixmbr' last time and it didn't work - that's why I used the Ghost disks. I will make sure I have a Suse boot disk, but there wasn't any problems getting into Suse.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 05:40 AM   #8
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Success!!!

I installed Suse 9.0 again this morning and mysteriously it worked without having to alter anything - I reckon the success must be due to the uninstallation of Symantec's 'goback'.

Thanks for your suggestions it gave me the confidence to continue.

 
  


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