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Old 02-22-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
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XP overwrote Linux bootloader...


I installed XP , and it overwrote Linux bootloader, which i knew would happen. I dont have my SUSE CD here.

and i am wondering how i can get into Linux now?

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Old 02-22-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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Ummm, can you get your Suse CD? That is really the easiest way. Or how about a Knoppix CD? You can boot knoppix, mount your Suse "/" partition, and chroot to it. The you can edit your lilo.conf to reflect Windows, and run lilo to get it back into your MBR.

But you really need something like a boot disk to get back into your Suse....
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:15 PM   #3
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No chance of getting my SUSE CD soon...
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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Can you download and burn a Live-CD like Knoppix? That would work, too, as I said above.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:30 PM   #5
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ill give that ago. How do i burn an .iso file? Nero doesnt seem to want to open it
 
Old 02-22-2005, 04:42 PM   #6
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Under Nero, the function is "Burn Image", IIRC.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 05:04 PM   #7
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First about your bootloader: leave everything as it is and use your other operating system to connect to the web, and get the SuSE 9.2 ISO's, at least the CD1.

In Nero's Burning ROM there is an option in one of the top-menu items that says "Burn image...". When prompted select the SuSE ISO en burn it to disk.

Then reboot, make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD. You will arrive in a menu with an option "Boot from harddisk". To be completely clear: choose that option. Mind: your SuSE is booting now, but you need to fix the bootloader. Start Yast, go to System and click Bootloader. You don't want to change it, yet you want to rewrite it. To force that, change the Windows Menu Item into Blindos. You can leave it like this or change it back to Windows or Whinos, thing is that the bootloader now overrules XP, as it should. Init 6 and everything should be working fine.

You don't have to burn the other 4 or 5 ISO's. You can easily mount them automaticly by fstab entries, also from Yast and then add the mounted ISO's as InstallSource



Same problem took me a week; I corrupted my XP as well.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 05:07 PM   #8
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Thanks, Knurpht.

I was working from the top of my head (I'm at work on Windows), and I'm not that familiar with Suse, on top of it.
 
  


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