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Old 02-12-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
gqstud79
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Suse 9.1 & Windows XP dual boot issue


I installed Suse 9.1 on the primary master drive of my computer. Windows XP is residing on the secondary master drive. After I select "windows" from the grub boot menu, I get an error msg saying the following:

"root (hd1,0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
chainloader +1"

The contents of my grub menu.lst file are as follows:

title Windows
root (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

I have tried setting the both of my hard drives to lba mode, but this does not fix the problem. I have also tried repairing the partition table as described at the following url - hxxp://portal.suse.de/sdb/en/2004/05/fhassel_windows_not_booting91.html with no luck (this procedure worked on my laptop computer that had the same issue).

Does anyone have any other ideas that I can try to get this working? Thank you.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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I am having the same problem and have tried the same things that you have without any success. My situation is that I have only one harddrive and had installed Suse on an existing XP machine.

Have you looked at your partitions using Expert Partitioner? I am just curious what your partitions look like.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 11:27 PM   #3
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This is what Expert Partitioner shows:

/dev/hda 111.7GB ST3120026A
/dev/hda1 1011.8MB Linux swap swap 0 128
/dev/hda2 110.7GB Linux native / 129 14591
/dev/hdb 74.5GB WD800BB-00FRA0 0 9728
/dev/hdb1 37.6GB HPFS/NTFS /windows/C 0 4911
/dev/hdb2 36.8GB Extended 4912 9728
/dev/hdb5 36.8GB HPFS/NTFS /windows/D 4912 9728

I just accepted the default configuration that yast selected when I installed.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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I've done dual boot xp/SuSE with 9.0 and 9.2. 9.1 wasn't very good for a few things. You can download the SuSE-9.2-ftp-DVD.iso from ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.2....2-FTP-DVD.iso or you can install via ftp with ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.2...tallation.iso.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 05:35 PM   #5
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There's an easier way than having two different HDD's to boot from. What I did is install SUSE 9.1 Pro on the same HDD as my WinXP but I just create a smallpartition just big enough for a large install (somewhere around 4 GB, you can choose which packages to install in YaST during the installation). Then what I did with my second HDD is partion alot for SUSE and a small amount (around 10 GB) for the WinXP partition. I do alot of gaming on WinXP and using winex for some of the games I use is buggy and some games don't work with it (like StarCraft: Broodwars). I think if you do it this way you'd be good. Then just use your second HDD (which would probably be called /dev/hdb1 or something like that) strictly for SuSE.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 04:18 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by gqstud79
This is what Expert Partitioner shows:

/dev/hda 111.7GB ST3120026A
/dev/hda1 1011.8MB Linux swap swap 0 128
/dev/hda2 110.7GB Linux native / 129 14591
/dev/hdb 74.5GB WD800BB-00FRA0 0 9728
/dev/hdb1 37.6GB HPFS/NTFS /windows/C 0 4911
/dev/hdb2 36.8GB Extended 4912 9728
/dev/hdb5 36.8GB HPFS/NTFS /windows/D 4912 9728

I just accepted the default configuration that yast selected when I installed.
Since Windows is installed on the second HDD, you need to apply the following trick in /boot/grub/menu.lst:
Code:
title windows
   root (hd1,0)
   makeactive
   chainloader +1
   map (hd0) (hd1)

   map (hd1) (hd0)
This makes Windows believe it resides on the primary HDD
See http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/0...grub_win1.html for more information.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 08:21 PM   #7
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Thank you for the reply. I had already tried this before, but after looking at your post, I realized I had typed "map (hd0,hd1)" rather than "map(hd0) (hd1)". Everything is working fine now and I can boot into windows successfully. Thank you.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 03:04 AM   #8
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Glad I could help, have fun!
 
  


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