dual boot problem winxp cant start using grub and Suse 10
Hi, I've just upgraded my HD to a bigger one and I cannot longer boot winxp, my current installation is:
Open SUSE 10
SUSE SLED 10.1
I also have 3xfat32 partitions to use between Linux and Windows and one single HOME partition to use between both SUSEs. just as follows:
Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
hda1 Boot Primary NTFS [^B] 22932.09
hda2 Primary W95 FAT32 (LBA) 31461.70
hda5 Logical Linux ext3 [Home] 7970.30
hda6 Logical Linux ReiserFS [Suse] 9088.94
hda7 Logical W95 FAT32 7962.08
hda8 Logical Linux swap / Solaris 2155.03
hda9 Logical Linux ReiserFS 6975.04
hda10 Logical W95 FAT32 11482.50
I've copied all partitions from one drive to another making sure that all partitions keep the same numbering and position in the HD. I've restored grub in the MBR using setup command. All linux boots ok but windows doesn't. Grub doesn't even returns any error and just shows the invoked commands. It is like it doesnt find anything to boot.
If I mount the Winxp partition from any SUSE it shows all the info ok.
Do you know if i missed anything? what can i do to boot windows again? I really need to use windows because an app that can't run on wine. My old HD is plenty of errors on the disk geometry so going back is not an option.
I'm also posting my menu.lst config:
color white/blue black/light-gray
title SUSE LINUX 10.0 (on /dev/hda6) (/dev/hda6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x314 selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda8 splash=silent showopts
title SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.1
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 vga=0x317 resume=/dev/hda8 splash=silent showopts
title Windows XP Professional Edition SP2
Thanks for your advise.