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Hello, I had a working Dualboot using Grub to boot Suse10 & WinXp but today for some reason xp would not let me shutdown and I was forced to coldboot. ...
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    Grub question/help?


    Hello,

    I had a working Dualboot using Grub to boot Suse10 & WinXp but today for some reason xp would not let me shutdown and I was forced to coldboot. Now won't boot into xp but Suse is still working.

    I am a Newbe with Suse10 but am starting to get the feel for it; however still need windows and am asking for advice on how to reset Grub. When I tried to re-install Grub, WinXp was not listed so I tried to add it as "/dev/hda" that shows up next boot time but WinXp does not boot. I can see files for WinXp from Suse so they are still their.

    Thanks for the continued support here in advance

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    the proper boot entry for windows on the first partition of the first drive is this:
    Code:
    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainload +1
    that should get ya going.. put that in /boot/grub/menu.lst or /boot/grub/grub.conf (whichever is already there)
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    Grub

    Thank_you
    I will C if that works.

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    your windows part of grub would look something like this:
    Code:
    title=Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,5)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    where (hd0,5) would be the sixth partition of your first hard drive.

    what partition of what drive is your windows install on?



    EDIT: i was too late, lordnothing beat me to it

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    Thanks for the speedy correct info lordnothing.



    Thanks lordnothing :o

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