LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE
User Name
Password
SUSE / openSUSE This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
redbutler
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Suse 9.1 professional
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
GRUB Configuration--QUICK Question


I have a quick question...
I know that SuSE 9.1 Professional has an error with dual booting, but I have two different hard drives:
1)Primary--SuSE Linux
2)Secondary--Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (This was preexisting)

Anyways...
I want to know if my problem is with "parted" (or whatever) or if I did not configure the GRUB bootloader options correctly.

GRUB:
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sun Nov 27 02:55:54 2005


color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,1)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Linux
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 vga=0x317 splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hda1 showopts
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd1,1)
chainloader +1


###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd

I have it set to "(hd1,1)" because my Windows hard drive is the second hard drive and the first partition is "HP System Recovery".

***I am able to browse all of my files on my Windows hard drive through SuSE***
***The format of my Windows hard drive is NTFS***

Any help would be much appreciated, and I am sure I am overlooking something simple.
Thank you for you time.

:

Last edited by redbutler; 11-27-2005 at 03:13 AM.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
redbutler
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Suse 9.1 professional
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
One quick addition:
I changed (in the bios) the hard drive setting to LBA on both hard drives (just like the faq said), but I still get this error message when I try to boot into Windows.

root (hd1,1)
filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
chainloader +1
 
Old 11-28-2005, 07:34 AM   #3
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian stable
Posts: 5,908

Rep: Reputation: 355Reputation: 355Reputation: 355Reputation: 355
Although you didn't say specifically, I'm assuming you can boot SuSE but not windows?

Windows is a selfish OS. It wants to be number one in all things, including the disk it's installed on (the first one, of course). But you can trick it, via grub.

Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst. Between 'title windows' and 'rootnoverify', add these two lines:
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)

Grub should then be able to hand the boot process over to the windows bootloader.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 11-28-2005 at 07:35 AM.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 03:56 PM   #4
redbutler
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Suse 9.1 professional
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Cool Hooray!

Thank you for the help! I am able to use Windows now.

P.S.-I added what you said to in the grub file, but it still didn't work, so I changed the hard drive access mode to "Large" on both, and it worked. This is related to the SuSE 9.1 Professional dual boot problem, I believe. I read in the FAQ to change the hard drive access mode to "LBA", but it should be on "Large".
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
quick dual boot question PenguinMolester Linux - Newbie 6 04-29-2005 03:10 PM
Quick Dual Boot Question Echo Kilo Linux - General 6 12-25-2004 05:46 PM
Please Help A Noob, Quick Question About Dual Boot JacobRV Linux - Newbie 6 11-18-2004 10:35 PM
Windows Xp Professional dual boot with Gentoo Entking5 Linux - Newbie 5 02-19-2004 05:39 PM
Quick dual boot question... AMDPwred Linux - General 12 10-01-2002 11:59 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration