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Old 11-01-2008, 06:26 AM   #1
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problem dual boot SuSe 11.0 vs Windows Vista on Vaio vgn-ar51j

suse 11.0 works fine from a usb hard disk
the option in the startscreen to switch to windows does not work
I'm not very conversant with the commandline
Old 11-01-2008, 09:10 AM   #2
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I'm assuming you can boot Opensuse and are using Grub bootloader to boot it and vista? If that's the case, it is probably an incorrect entry in your /boot/grub/menu.lst file. The best way to get accurate entry information is to post the output of the command fdisk -l (lower case Letter L) run as root and also the menu.lst file here.
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Your PC can boot from a usb drive? So use vista CD to recover the mbr on the internal drive, and make sure your system can boot from the usb drive when it is pluged in and then when you need to boot linux plug your usb drive in.

You may find this help full.


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