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Old 02-11-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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XP - SuSE 9.0 - Boot screen lost when XP is reinstalled

How to fix Grub dual boot screen when XP is reinstalled?
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:37 AM   #2
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With Mandriva, the boot CD (the one you install the distribution with) has a “rescue” boot-option of reinstalling the boot-loader. Probably Suse has the same; did you try looking at boot options on your Suse CD/DVD*?

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Tried, but can't find. I have SuSE 9.0 on 5CDs
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Does it include Live CD? Or do you at least have a livecd from another distro?
if so, you may use it to boot linux, chroot to your suse installation and restore mbr vith grub-install

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Firsly, SuSE 9 is not the latest version. Quite old in fact.

Having said that I recall that SuSE has a nice tool for this situation.

Here are the steps (more of less):

- Boot with the SuSE disk normall.
- On boot menu select the option of booting from existing SuSE installation.
- This option could be available further down in installation process as well (after kernel loads that is).

What it would do is load a kernel from CD and use your disk's / to load system on top of that.

- Go in YaST normally to configure Grub. Once you save it'll overwrite the boot record and grub configuration.

- Reboot and boot normally from hard drive.

Should work.
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Thank you all.
I know that 9.0 is the old one, problem is that Progress 9.1D doesn't working on 10.2 version.
I have Knoppix Live, so I'll try both suggestions.
Thanks again!
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Suggest : boot into Suse 9 from a floppy with
Smart Boot Manager

Or run a livecd ( almost any will do )
to reinstall Grub. > > # 'grub' to get this prompt :
grub >
grub > find /boot/grub/stage1
grub > root (hd0,3)
grub > setup (hd0,3) (replace '0,3' with actual Suse partition)


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