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Old 10-04-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
davcenmt2
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suse 10.1 wont install


I just recentally tried to install suse 10.1 on my dell presicion 530(to dual boot with windows) and it isn't finish installing. I downloaded dvd of suse 10.1 from open suse and tried to install it.....it was all going good untill it said done with install. It thought it was going to go to to the configuration but instead it said finishing basic install and then rebooted back into windows. any ideas.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 10:09 PM   #2
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The SuSE installer should have installed grub, which would allow you to choose what OS to boot into. I don't know Dell model numbers so is this a laptop or tower? If it is a tower do you have more than one hard drive?
 
Old 10-05-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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It is a tower and yes i do have more than one hard drive. I tried to install linux on a seperate hard drive than the one with windows.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 06:30 PM   #4
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There are a couple of things to do. First, you need to change the hard drive order in your bios. Make the hard drive that you installed linux on above the windows drive. Now when you boot you should see grub, but now you may get errors when you try to boot into an OS. I don't know the specific steps on how to fix a dual boot on separate drives but I did some searching and found this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&highlight=kix
 
  


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