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Old 01-11-2005, 03:57 PM   #1
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Need Help! Can't load Windows

Ok well last night I decided I was going to install SuSE Linux along with Windows for a dual-boot. Installation [I thought] went well but after restarting and everything, I tried to load Windows and it gave me an error:

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

Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

Press any key to continue...

It then brought me back to the screen where I decide to run Linux, Windows, etc. I loaded up SuSE Linux and I noticed something odd. I used Unbutu (something like that) and Knoppix Live CDs and on both... on the desktop was my partitions hda1 and hda2 which I could both access. Not on SuSE Linux though... Ok here's the details about my computer if you need to know:

HP Pavilion a220n
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Processor
2 HDs:
C: 102 GB NTFS
D: Dunno size.. it's FAT32 (recovery drive)
*If you need anything else, ask.

I decided to run Knoppix again (I don't like SuSE anymore..) and my new partition hda6 was there that SuSE created during the installation. I clicked on hda1 (which is drive D on windows) and it accessed it fine. I clicked on hda2 (my C drive on Windows) and it gave me an error. The error was:

Could not mount device.

The reported error was:
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified.

That leads me to believe that my main drive wasn't partitioned right... but I'm stupid and hardly know anything about Linux... barely the basics.

I probably should've tried to learn a little more about Linux but I thought it would be able to let me load Windows... guess I assumed wrong...

If there is an (easy.. ha) solution to this, I would be eternally grateful if you helped me. Thanks.

Edit: If you could also tell me how to uninstall SuSE that would be nice also..
Old 01-11-2005, 04:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Can you post the output from:
fdisk -l
Old 01-11-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome

Here's what I got:

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 580 4656928+ b W95 FAT32
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda2 * 581 10536 79971570 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 10537 14591 32571787+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 10537 10648 899608+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 10649 14591 31672116 83 Linux
Old 01-11-2005, 05:33 PM   #4
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One, to uninstall SUSE, just format the SUSE partition. Two, can you post the contents of your /etc/grub.conf file?
Old 01-11-2005, 05:37 PM   #5
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root (hd0,5)
install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd0,5)/boot/grub/menu.lst


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