XP - SuSE 9.0 - Boot screen lost when XP is reinstalled
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With Mandriva, the boot CD (the one you install the distribution with) has a “rescue” boot-option of reinstalling the boot-loader. Probably Suse has the same; did you try looking at boot options on your Suse CD/DVD*?
Firsly, SuSE 9 is not the latest version. Quite old in fact.
Having said that I recall that SuSE has a nice tool for this situation.
Here are the steps (more of less):
- Boot with the SuSE disk normall.
- On boot menu select the option of booting from existing SuSE installation.
- This option could be available further down in installation process as well (after kernel loads that is).
What it would do is load a kernel from CD and use your disk's / to load system on top of that.
- Go in YaST normally to configure Grub. Once you save it'll overwrite the boot record and grub configuration.
Or run a livecd ( almost any will do )
to reinstall Grub. > > # 'grub' to get this prompt :
grub > find /boot/grub/stage1
grub > root (hd0,3)
grub > setup (hd0,3) (replace '0,3' with actual Suse partition)