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Old 03-14-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Oops! SuSdrakeXP


Not sure why I decided to venture here without looking at all the repercussions first, however, I have an now it is too late ... maybe. I had an installed system of WindowsXP running. Added SuSe 9.0 about 8 months ago, upgraded to 9.1, the 9.2, and 9.3 is coming soon. I tried to add Mandrake 10.1 official this weekend and now the SuSe installation is no longer available for boot. Windows XP is fine. Since I work in SuSe like 85A% of the time I would like to salvage this install. i ran the repair and it fails to mount the suse partitions during the repair. I was using grub and no mandrake is on lilo. Is someone able to point me to the path of salvation? Thanks!
 
Old 03-14-2005, 06:40 PM   #2
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If you know the drive that suse is installed on, you can add an entry into the Mandrake bootloader for Suse. What bootloader are you using.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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I was using GRUB with SuSe, but Mandrake overwrote it with LILO. I don't mind learning, if you can just give m a shove in the right direction.Also, I have 20GB left on my drive .. if I reinstall (a new install) can I access the data?

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Old 03-14-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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Use your Suse installation disk to boot into Suse, reinstall grub to the bootloader by running "grub-install /dev/hda" as root. Before rebooting make sure, you have added Mandrake to Suse's /boot/grub/menu.lst using the entry from the /etc/lilo.conf from Mandrake as a guide.
 
  


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