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Old 10-23-2007, 08:12 PM   #16
docaorckus
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I agree with Youngjan's excellent instructions. The preferrred method is to install M$ first since this installation will overwrite the MBR of the hard drive. Install openSUSE second and allow GRUB to detect the OS's on the partitions and configure the bootloader.

If you install openSUSE first, GRUB will only detect and configure this single OS. When you install M$ second, it will overwrite the MBR and you will not be able to boot into your Linux partition. BUT, in this case you should be able to use your installation CD/DVD to repair GRUB. There is a known bug in 10.3 that causes the Repair option to fail, but supposedly the 10.2 install media will repair GRUB in both 10.2 and 10.3 (I am merely passing on secondhand info, I have not tried to use a 10.2 media on a 10.3 install and this this might not be correct). On another forum I came across another way to repair GRUB:

http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/?section=download

Hth.

-docarockus
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:38 PM   #17
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Vista first, Linux second

Quote:
Originally Posted by lsrock View Post
To Dual Boot it is best to install Suse Linux than Windows.
If you go through numerous posts regarding this; it strictly discourages users from installing Vista after linux since Vista will not bother to add Linux to it's boot menu and will only overwrite Grub. Install VISTA first and LINUX second.

But if you still need to do it the other way around, you may want to check the following article: http://apcmag.com/5459/dualboot_ubuntu_and_windows_xp

Last edited by youngjan; 10-24-2007 at 02:08 PM.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 05:10 PM   #18
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why wasting time with dual-boot systems since we have the year 2007 and excellent virtual environments?

I have a full stand-alone opensuse 10.3 system with virtualbox installed, running, winxp, win vista and all the other windows you can't see anything through*g

it's quite nice not having a "data" partition anymore, fat formatted or something like that, you can work without all the time booting... uptime 370 days... really cool...
 
Old 10-28-2007, 08:54 AM   #19
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Dual Boot Suse Linux and Windows Vista

I have just dual booted Suse Linux 10.3 and Windows Vista on my Laptop and the only thing that I have trouble configuring is the Wireless network card. The Laptop has a built in wireless card and I have a external Dlink express card.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 02:51 PM   #20
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Wireless card under Linux

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I have just dual booted Suse Linux 10.3 and Windows Vista on my Laptop and the only thing that I have trouble configuring is the Wireless network card. The Laptop has a built in wireless card and I have a external Dlink express card.
You may want to try the Ndiswrapper. It is not easy to make it work, but after days and days I managed to make my wireless card in my notebook work under Linux. There may be different threads for this though.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:53 PM   #21
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I am having a problem booting opensuse 10.3 and Vista home premium.

I installed suse after vista and I am unable to boot vista. I tried to play with grub but so far nothing has really worked.

Here is my grub menu.lst

------------------------------
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Fri Dec 28 20:42:30 PST 2007
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,6)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title openSUSE 10.3
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.13-0.3-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TO
SHIBA_MK2546G_Y7FCT17WT-part7 resume=/dev/sda8 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.13-0.3-default

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 10.3
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.13-0.3-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TO
SHIBA_MK2546G_Y7FCT17WT-part7 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume edd=o
ff 3
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.13-0.3-default

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Kernel-2.6.22.13
-0.3-default###
title Kernel-2.6.22.13-0.3-default
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.13-0.3-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TO
SHIBA_MK2546G_Y7FCT17WT-part7 resume=/dev/sda8 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.13-0.3-default

title Windows Vista
rootnoverify (hd0,6)
chainloader (hd0,2)+1

title Windows 2
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
makeactive
chainloader (hd0,2)+1

title Windows 3
rootnoverify (hd0,6)
makeactive
chainloader(hd0,2)+1

title Windows 4
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader (hd0,2)+1

title Windows 5
rootnoverify (hd0,6)
makeactive
chainloader +1


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

and here is my fstab

/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TOSHIBA_MK2546G_Y7FCT17WT-part7 / r
eiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TOSHIBA_MK2546G_Y7FCT17WT-part9 /home r
eiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TOSHIBA_MK2546G_Y7FCT17WT-part8 swap s
wap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TOSHIBA_MK2546G_Y7FCT17WT-part6 /data v
fat user,users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_TOSHIBA_MK2546G_Y7FCT17WT-part3 /windows n
tfs-3g user,users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0

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


Whenever I try the windows selection from grub I either get an invalid device or the computer reboots.

Any suggestions!!??

Thanks.
 
  


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