First time poster, and linux
too! (thats a cool smiley) So here it is: I've got a P4 system with windows 2000 installed on one 40GB drive, and SuSE 9.3 installed on an extended partition of a seperate 200GB drive. there are also two primary partitions at the start of the 200GB drive (SuSE is using the last ~30GB of the 200GB drive)
the 200GB drive is listed as IDE #1 in the BIOS, and the windows 2000 drive (NTFS formatted) is listed as IDE #2
Right now i'm having a problem when i try to boot windows using the "Windows" option on the SuSE boot screen (thats part of GRUB, right?) Basically when I hit windows, this appears:
filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
NTLDR is missing
press ctrl+alt+del to restart
When I installed SuSE i did set "hdb1" (the 40 GB) to mount as "/windows/C" so in theory it should be going to the correct drive to boot windows from...
Hitting the windows option does this:
I know how to go to console mode etc. I'm new to all this, we use SuSE 9.3 in college for some subjects which is what got me interested initially. I've also tried out a Ubuntu LiveCD but found KDE to be a bit easier, and quicker to settle into than GNOME.
(Oh and up until now ive just been manually changing the boot order in BIOS in order to start windows not linux)
Right then. This is a much too long post for a quickie problem like that but hey - so thanks for any & all help! I've got another problem too once this is sorted, but i'll wait for that...