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Old 02-28-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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dual boot xp open suse not able to access xp

First of all I am a seventy year plus male, this should explane my dumb question.
I loaded open suse 11.1 dual boot windows xp it worked .On start up I had the choice of either system, but now I have no choice only open suse,as there are still some programs that I like to use in xp Ime stuck. Can anyone help?
Old 02-28-2009, 09:42 PM   #2
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boot into suse.

open your file manager and navigate to

/boot/grub/menu.lst....stands for list not first 1st

post the contents of that file pls

2) leaping need a menu item for windows or...unhide the hidden menu.

if you see hidden menu without a # symbol in front of it...use root powers to add an # symbol so menu remains visible=unhidden

eg if your menu.lst shows this
## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)

make it

3) some distros have a nasty setting called

it assumes you always go into menu item X and not want a choice

again use root powers to add # in front of that setting to make it

good luck

Last edited by aus9; 02-28-2009 at 09:47 PM.
Old 03-03-2009, 01:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for help. In the end I reloaded openSUSE 11.1 and that solver the problem


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