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Old 09-19-2004, 02:03 AM   #1
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I Can't boot windows after installing Linux

Hey What's up,

So what i did was i installed a second hd and made it master and made the hd with windows installed on it the slave. Then what i did was I installed SuSe Linux 9.0 on the first hd. Every thing was great but my copy of windows was all screwed up and I needed to reinstall it and after i did there was no boot loader to ask me what OS I wanted to boot. So I ran the recovery app from the Linux install disk and now all I can do is boot Linux , Which works just fine. So what I'm trying to figure out is how to tell my system where windows is so that I can be able to boot either Linux or Windows upon Start up. Can somebody tell me how to configure the boot loader or whatever it takes to boot Windows. Thanks.
Old 09-19-2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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It will depend on your setup but it should be something like this in your /boot/grub/menu.lst file:
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
Old 09-19-2004, 02:25 AM   #3
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I think SuSE uses lilo by default. You may need something like:


in your lilo.conf file. Remember to run the command lilo after updating this file.
Old 09-19-2004, 03:06 AM   #4
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Now it gives me a messege that says "rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1"
everything else is blank. Also it wont let me change it to lilo.
Old 09-19-2004, 05:33 AM   #5
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Hi stryker5233

I did the same thing (made windows slave and linux master). Is this still your setup? if so this should work.

title Microsoft Windows
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

If you have problems post back. Also give us the details of your system.

Primary Master = ???
Primary Slave = ???
Secondary Master = ???
Secondary Slave = ????

You should be able to find this information in you bios.
Old 09-21-2004, 09:08 AM   #6
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Hey what's up,

That shit helped. I got the boot loader to recognize both linux and Piece of shit windows. Thanks man.


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