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Old 01-28-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
Benprofane
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xp/SUSE 9.3 dual boot installation problem


I installed SUSE 9.3 to a separate IDE drive (had xp on a sata)

At startup when trying to boot into xp:

root (hd1,0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
chainloader +1

NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Here is my /boot/grub/menu.lst file:

---------------------------------------------------
root (hd1,0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0 x 7
chainloader +1

NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
---------------------------------------------------

My /boot/grub/device.map looks like this:

(fd0) /dev/fd0
(hd1) /dev/sda
(hd0) /dev/hdc
----------------------------------------------------

My /boot/grub/menu.1st looks like this:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Jan 28 04:02:59 MST 2006

color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,2)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 9.3
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinux root=/dev/hdc3 vga=0x31a selinux=0 splash=silent console=tty0 resume=/dev/hdc2 showopts
initrd (hd0,2)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
root (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX 9.3
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdc3 showopts ide=nodma apm=off vga=normal noresume selinux=0 barrier=off iommu=noforce 3
initrd (hd0,2)/boot/initrd

--------------------------------------------------------

My /boot/grub/device.map looks like this:

(fd0) /dev/fd0
(hd1) /dev/sda
(hd0) /dev/hdc

---------------------------------------------------------
Here is my where grub is installed:

Boot Loader Location: 1. IDE, 74.5 GB, /dev/hdc, WDC-WD800JB-00JJA0 (MBR)
Disc Order: /dev/hdc, /dev/sda

I'm sure I'm overlooking something simple, but I really don't know what I'm doing (yet). Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 02:00 AM   #2
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One bump then I'll give up.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 02:27 AM   #3
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If you're missing the NTLDR file it sounds like it's a windows problem. Did you make a recovery / startup disk before it crashed?

Can you boot into any OS?
 
Old 01-29-2006, 03:16 AM   #4
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Surprisingly Windows is a-ok. When I change BIOS to boot from the SATA(Windows system disc), Win boots and works perfectly. I have no further ideas, I've read everything I could find on the issue, but to no avail.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 04:52 AM   #5
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If I think correctly, your windows drive is slave, right?
Either case I try to modify the windows set of menu.lst to following.

map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

Works fine with me in SuSE 10.0 and Win XP
 
  


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