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Old 10-07-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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recovering suze linux enterprise desktop 11

hi. when I buy my laptop it has SUZE linux enterprise desktop 11 in, but i instal window 7 on it, but I left free space to linux and create for it partition.
but when i start computer window 7 outomaticly boots in win7. i can find linux partition in win7 disc maniger, but i can't boot it. i trai to find it in boot setup but nothing.
so Im sin sinking, i need to recover it, but when i rtai to do it mesige sow up and it's says thet all file will be lost wiht i don't want, I need window to stay.
so wath i shoud do? is it bosible to recover suze in thet free partition? if it's bosible how to do it?

P.S. if i have made some mistycs, sorry englihs is not my spoken lenguege.
i hope you anderstend me and my problem.
Old 10-07-2010, 11:14 AM   #2
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If you did not install windows 7 to the same partition you had Suse Linux on you should be able to boot it. Windows installations will overwrite the master boot record without asking if you want to do that or informing you it is being done.

Two options: From windows 7, go online to the neosmart technologies and download the EasyBCD program. You can use that to boot your Linux. I would suggest reading the documentation or their how-to before doing anything.

You can reinstall Grub and put an entry it its configuration file for windows 7. To give you advice on this, we would need your partition information which you can get by using any Linux Live CD, booting with it, open a terminal and typing : fdisk -l (lower case Letter L in the command, not a number one). You could also download a Parted Magic CD
and do the same (smaller download if you do not have a Linux Live CD).
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:23 PM   #3
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i am probably wrong but , i was under the impression that for win7 bcd did not work well ( nor any of the other things that worked for vista )

i reinstalled 7 on a new partition ( reformat drive for win 7 and centos 5.5 )
install 7 on first partition
install cent on the linux partition with grub in /boot partition ON THE FIRST LINUX PARTITION
i did not overwright windows 7 mbr -- it is intact
used gparted to change the windows mbr to NON-BOOTABLE and made /boot partition bootable
then chainloaded microsoft win7 using grub in cent
Old 10-07-2010, 02:54 PM   #4
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hm.ok i download EasyBCD program. it's work fine ,but new problem. hope you can help wiht it to when i chose to boot suze shows up sis

when i puhs any key shows up sis

i guess i have made some very huge mistake when was makeing second partition for suze. only sing i can imaginate i have exidently formatet suze partition. so maybe now i can trai to recover suze whit recovery dvd? but how?


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