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Old 03-30-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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Windows XP Suse 9.2 dual boot problem:Yast doesn't find windows

Ok. I'm trying to dual boot XP and Suse from the same hard drive. I imaged XP using Zenworks, and I rewrote the MBR, since I've had difficulties with that before. However, when I try to install Suse, the Yast Installer does detect the windows partition (in fact it advises me to set the mount point to /windows/C) however, it does not configure the GRUB bootloader so that I can boot to Windows. It only shows linux. I'm not all that familiar with the manual commands for editing the configuration files, so can someone lend me a hand?
Old 03-31-2006, 04:33 AM   #2
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Strange the installer didn't detect it!
Try to add an entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst for Windows manually, e.g.:
title Windows
    chainloader (hd0,0)+1
This is if Windows is located on the first partition of the first contoller. If you have Windows on another partition or even another HDD, you need to adjust (hdx,y) accordingly. In the second case it may need to look like this
title windows
   root (hd1,0)
   chainloader +1
   map (hd0) (hd1)
   map (hd1) (hd0)
in order to trick Windows to believe it's located on the first drive.

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