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Old 09-11-2003, 02:32 PM   #1
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dual boot with winxp dynamic disk

I have a 2 disk system with Windows XP (dynamic disk) and a FAT32 disk. I recently installed suse 8.2 on the second hard drive. It has set up GRUB as a boot loader, but doesn't find Windows XP, presumably because it's set to dynamic disk. The only options I have are Linux, Failsafe and Floppy. Is there a way of adding an entry into Grub to force the PC to look at the first disk for Win XP? I'd thought I'd ask before I delete the new boot loader with the XP rescue disk

Any help very greatfully appreciated

Old 09-11-2003, 03:52 PM   #2
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You have 2 disks in the system. What disk is windows xp on? Is it on the first disk or second disk? Also, is it NTFS or FAT32?
Old 09-11-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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The easiest way is to simply boot suse from a floppy. XP Dynamic disks & linux don't like each other.

Or alter your boot.ini ( C:\boot.ini ) file so you can choose Windows or Suse. Provided you don't alter the line which should look something like:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

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