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Old 11-29-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Problem with SUSE 9.2 Prof/Windows XP Prof Dual Booting

Hi People,

Am completely new to Linux and am in a really desperate situation....

Had windows XP prof running on my hard disk and decided to install SUSE Linux professional 9.2. Being the complete novice that I am I allowed my brother (Big Mistake) who I thought was proficient with Linux/windows dual boots to install SUSE 9.2.

Problem is now when I select windows at the boot up screen the screen goes blank apart from a message at the top which says :

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
Chainloader +1

Unfortunately all my work stuff in on windows and need to get windows working again.

My hard disk configuration is as follows :

160gb consisting of :
hdb1 - windows
hdb4 - Linux
hdb5 - NTFS partitioned storage space.

80gb :
hda5 - NTFS storage space

Am using GRUB as the boot program.

Found the problem on your forum of dual booting with SUSE 9.1 and thought I might be having the same problem, so thought I would follow the instructions and made the floppy disk as requested. When the floppy was inserted the message on the screen read " no new drivers found". So it seems that the problem with 9.1 was fixed on 9.2 and therefore my situation is different.

Can anyone shed any light on my problem as I really need windows up and running.

Any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Please bear in mind that I am a complete newbie to Linux and do not have any command knowledge

Old 11-29-2004, 08:21 PM   #2
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Here is what I use to do whenever I had problems with dualboot configurations and Windows.

Sometimes for resons unknown the boot sector of XO gets damaged.

To fix it it's easy.

Boot with the Windows XP CD and when prompted for choices, choose to repair and you will be taken to the Recovery console.

In the console use the two following commands:

- fixmbr (to fix the master boot record). Answer yes to all warnings.

- fix boot (to fix the boot sector) .Answer yes to all warnings.

After you reboot Windows should load after you choose in GRUB.


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