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(1) If you can boot to it that means Suse boot loader is in the MBR. You need a bootable DOS floppy with fdisk.exe inside or a Windows installation CD to overwrite Suse's boot loader. Which one has you got?
For floppy just boot it up and type
For installation CD, boot it up until it stops to ask to select 3 choices. Choose "Recovery Console" to get to command prompt and type
(2) Suse can disappear in 5 minutes flat in XP by
right click My Computer/Manage/Storage/Disk Management, then right click the Suse partition and choose delete. Just make sure it is the Suse partition as in XP you can only tell by its position, size and being a partition with no assigned letter by XP
i know when it installed it created a swap drive and there appears to be a 5gb partition for linux and a 1gb partition which i think is the swap drive .. do i need to delete that as well .. although it might not be the swap drive
it is showing 2 unknown (healthy) partitions one at 5.10GB and one at 1004MB strangley both showing as 100% free
Let me give you the instruction to boot up Windows.
and Grub will list out the partitions in the first disk
If you have XP it should have a NTFS partition type ID 0x7. XP is usally in the first partition. Grub counts from 0 so your XP should be in 1st partition of 1st disk known as (hd0,0) to Grub. In that case you can boot XP up "manually" with these lines
I Can do that, but will I have to do it on every boot
i think the problem with my xp is that i'm running XP Home and apparently the administrator acount is only accessable in Safe Mode .. according to an article online .... of course this could be wrong searching google at the minute .. i have installed linux while i was waiting for your last answer so i'm back where i started ......
i am unable to access the internet in linux because when i go to install it, it asks me for dsl password details, however as i am using a d-link router the password is entered there in the router itself .... not sure how to set this up in linux
explanation for recovery console situation has turned up
"Recovery Console Password
On many XP installations you can't start the Recovery Console because it won't recognize your password. This registry edit causes the Recovery Console not to ask for a password. This works for both XP Home and XP Professional.
Start | Run | Regedit
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole
Set the DWORD SecurityLevel value to 1
Exit Registry and Reboot"
Just amend its /boot/grub/menu.lst by addition the manual instruction you boot XP. Use the defualt to point to the booting alternative. Grub counts from 0 show
default 0 = boot the 1st system after timeout
default 1 = boot the 2nd system after timeout and so on
The speed Grub wait for you in the timeout statement. Just reduce the number if you want a fast boot and increase the number if you want Grub to wait longer for you to decide.