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Old 08-27-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question adding an existing XP partition to GRUB

I just installed SuSE 9.1pro on my laptop. Theres a 60 gig HD that i've split into three 20gig partitions. An NTFS with windows XP pro, an ex2 with suse 9.1, and a fat32 for media that i can access from both OS's. I used partion magic 7 because i couldn't get the sizes i wanted through Yast. At any rate, when grub loads XP is not selectable, only linux and failsafe. I know everything is there on the XP partition, I just want to add it to the boot loader. How do I do this? Thanks in advance.
Old 08-27-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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you need to edit your grub.conf file located at /boot/grub/grub.conf
title=Windows XP
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

should work if windows is on the first partition

I am still a nOOb
Old 08-27-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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I had seen that somewhere, but i'm pretty sure PM7 pushed windows over and made linux the first one. what can i use to look at all the partitions or at least figure out which slice windows is? I think its three after the swap and linux, but i'd like to know for sure. At any rate, thanks, you've already been a huge help.
Old 08-27-2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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umm. yeah. I found it kind of odd that while the /boot/grub folder exists, the .conf file doesn't. Anyone know why that is? is this something i need to create?


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