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Old 07-26-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question dual boot win XP + suse 10.2 problem bootloader

i installed suse 10.2 on my IBM laptop and the bootloader wasnt installed on default for windows.i cudnt find the windows name in the grub.

my fdisk -l output is

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10337 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 2 2709 20472480 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda2 * 2710 4669 14817600 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 4785 6859 15687000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda4 6860 10337 26293680 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda5 2 2709 20472448+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

i tried

title windows
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader (hd0,4)+1

in /boot/grub/men.lst file

but coudnt work it out.......plz help....
Old 07-26-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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title windows
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader (hd0,4)+1

The stanza above in Grub's menu.lst will be trying to boot hda5 which is a logical partition in your extended partition. Windows won't boot from an extended partition unless there is another windows primary partition. What do you have on sda3 and sda4, they are both ntfs?
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yeah...sda3 and sda4 are both ntfs...

i have my windows installed on hda5..i can c my windows drive from suse labled as hda5.....

i dont know whether windows is on a primary or extended partition.

wat am i supposed to do now?
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If windows was installed first than in my opinion windows is on hda1


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