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Old 07-28-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Unhappy Dual Boot Problem with xp installtion over xp !! Help out plz..

well i m having a gr8 problem with the dual boot installation...
i want to install opensuse11.2 first on my 120gb notebook hardisk...
and then i want to install windows xp over seperate partition...

i know there is always a prob with grub loader as when i installed xp over linux...there's no grub loader booting..

well i want to actually install linux first for stablity purpose as my xp gets formmated quickly and with it the linux also gets vanished..

so plz help me out for installing suse first,then xp over it ....

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Old 07-28-2009, 02:36 AM   #2
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You need to reinstall grub after installing XP.
Boot from a random live CD, launch grub and reinstall it on your partition with the root and setup commands.
Old 07-28-2009, 04:01 AM   #3
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But what kind of stability problems can arise with linux installed after xp? This only can happen if you are not doing partitioning properly.
You should actually install xp before, then install linux so that grub recognizes your windows installation. But you should take care while partitioning in linux that you do not delete or format windows partition.


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