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Old 01-16-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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Dual boot SuSe 9.1 Pro/ Windows XP , Error

I have a workstation running Win XP Pro and SuSe 9.1 Pro. My intention was to install SuSE along side Windows so that I could boot into either OS. I have both OSs on the same IDE hard disk, windows on the first partition. Currently SuSE boots up just fine and runs well and through the file explorer I can view all my windows files and personal data, so I know its still there. The problem is when I reboot the computer and select to boot into Windows instead of SuSE I get an error and cannot access Windows. I get a black screen with the following message:

ROOT (HD0,0)

I can see my data in my windows partition, but really want to get windows and suse up together.

Also, I am pretty new to Linux and have had formal training on it but its been a while. Assume I am a noob :-)

I follwed some instructions I received from another person, but still no boot to windows, below is the instructions i follwed:

"Please login to SuSE as root and edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and change
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

You can also use YaST2, and then did System > Boat loader configuration to edit the brub.conf.

If you still have problem, then add "makeactive
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive <=== Try without this line first
chainloader +1
---------- "

After following those instructions I still cannot boot to the windows option on dual boot. Linux boots up fine.

Bad thing is I have alot of data, I am sure I have not lost it but, I need to get into windows to use Quickbooks to bill some clients and get some other work done :-)

Please, If anyone could help I will be forever grateful!!!!

If there is anything else you guys want me to post that could help you out let me know :-)
Old 01-16-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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you should post the contents of your grub.conf here, otherwise nobody know what happened
Old 01-16-2005, 06:25 PM   #3
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YaST may have messed up the partition table.....

This should fix it.
Old 01-16-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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Here is the info I got from YasT from the /etc/grub.conf file:

root (hd0,2)
install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd0,2)/boot/grub/menu.lst

And here is the info i got from YasT from the menu.lst file:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sun Jan 16 18:18:54 2005

color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,2)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Linux
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x314 splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hda2 showopts
initrd (hd0,2)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd0,2)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Memory Test###
title Memory Test
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/memtest.bin

Hope this helps, thanks for your replies so far :-)
Old 01-17-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help all!!

kreedcarmoch had the right answer, After I followed the procedure everything worked like a charm.

Except now in windows im getting some weird DNS issues with resolving website and email stuff. Not sure if it is related or not.

Thanks again for your help!!!
Old 02-07-2005, 10:00 AM   #6
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wanted to bump this, since i still have the problem, and it wont update from the cd(burned the iso). only gets unable to read from medium (cd-rom set to slave)
made to get the update with floppy option, but even if it tries to fix it, I get the chainloader +1 error

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