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Old 03-11-2006, 06:53 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by victorh
Hi Envision5000, the reason I ask about the bios boot order is because it's possible you have changed the hard disks from master to slave, for example if you have installed Windows in the first hard disk (master), and then you have changed this hard disk to be slave. Did you do something like that? Could you explain us how did you install windows and then Linux, in that time did you do some change in hard disks?

A reason that could explain your problem, is that GRUB is not recognizing correctly the order of the hard disks, one more thing could you post the content of the file /boot/grub/

cat /boot/grub/
Finally can you post the content of the file C:\boot.ini, in your Windows system?

Hope with that info we can give you a solution.
I'm using sata drives. I don't think they need to be slave or master.

I installed windows on one hard drive. Then I plugged in the other hard drive to the motherboard and installed suse10.

I'm not at my home computer. I'll post the output shortly.
Old 03-13-2006, 12:05 AM   #32
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It's very likely that GRUB is not able to recognize the adequate partition when trying to boot Windows, this could have happened when you install the other SATA hard disk. The order of the disks in the Bios may also have been altered. You can see the order of the hard disks in the file /boo/grub/

I suggest you to install again GRUB, you can use as a reference this excellent tutorial about GRUB:

Remember this when reinstalling GRUB:

- Install GRUB in the MBR (Master Boot Record) of the first hard disk.
- If you don't have Windows in the first hard disk, use the map command, as previously posted.
- Check carefully the OSs and the partitions where they are installed when YaST recognizes them

Hope this helps.
Old 03-13-2006, 07:30 PM   #33
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Just got it to work

this is what I did

title Windows XP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverity (hd1,0)
chainloader (hd1,0)+1

Thanks for everyones help, especially victorh


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