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Old 11-20-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Dual booting problem - linux and windows XP

Hi, I hope someone can provide some guidance with this problem...

I had a dual booting system with XP and Mandrake 10.1 Community and could boot into either OS no problem. I replaced Mandrake with Suse 9.1 Pro and was able to boot into linux but when I tried to boot XP I got this message:

Booting 'windows'

root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
chainloader +1

I reinstalled Mandrake but still get this message when trying to enter windows. I assume the Suse installation somehow changed the windows partition file system definition (I'm not expert so I've no idea why). I heard about the 2.6 kernel dual boot problem and tried a fix given in a magazine but that hasn't succeded in solving the problem.

Can anybody advise me how to retrieve the windows partition and boot into windows again please?! Thanks for any advice.
Old 11-20-2004, 01:51 PM   #2
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supervillain; apparently overlooked while
reinstaling suse. as u stated it may have repartitioned space so best advice
is to repatition with third-party software,
that way mistakes are avoided. or pay close attention in reinstalling with-out leaving to do some thing else. linux is speedy & has to be closely attended & watched every step. second by second.
Old 11-21-2004, 09:29 AM   #3
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Thanks, maybe i'll just start from scratch and reinstall everything. I haven't had much luck with linux so far.


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