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I have a 80 Hard drive which already has Windows XP Pro. I use Norton Partition Magic 8 and made 24 Gig partition for SUSE 10. After the installation, everything ...
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    Dual Boot. Wont recognize Windows


    I have a 80 Hard drive which already has Windows XP Pro. I use Norton Partition Magic 8 and made 24 Gig partition for SUSE 10. After the installation, everything worked fine in SUSE 10. So after restarting the computer and got into Grub, I tried to load Windows XP.
    It couldnt seem to initialize, it gave me errors such as " unable to detect autorun32" or something along those lines. How can I fix this problem?

    Thanks !!!

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    Ok,
    can you login to SUSE and post the /boot/grub/menu.lst file as well as the output from this command:
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    fdisk -l
    that is -(lowercase L).

    Also can you tell us how the partitioning scheme of your drives are setup.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    Sorry. I just got back from. I cant seem to get into boot/grub/menu.lst. it says permission denied.

    for the fdisk -l , I got

    Disk /dev/hda: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 1 30515 245111706 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/hdd: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdd1 1 30515 245111706 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80060424192 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 6556 52661038+ 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 * 6557 9733 25519252+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 6557 6687 1052226 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 6688 9733 24466963+ 83 Linux

    The other two 250 gigs are just storage, I have one of them with windows installed on.
    Im trying to boot windows from the 80 gigs which is shared with SUSE

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    Get into your /boot/grub/grub.conf or /boot/grub/menu.lst file and check it if says this:

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    # (0) Windows
    title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    Make sure the hd0,0 part is correct, meaning hd# for the drive number, and hd0,# for the partition number. Keep in mind that the first partition is 0, so 2 is 1, 3 is 2, and so on. Hope that helps.

    Also, you can change the title to whatever you want and the number in the comment to be wherever you want.

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    No go

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    Try opening it as root. The X on a file or a lock means it is locked to that user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigevil
    Try opening it as root. The X on a file or a lock means it is locked to that user.
    Im sorry but I quite dont understand you. What do you mean open it as root? I'm really new at this. sorry.

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    Okay. I went into YaST and click on the boot loader icon. Heres the menu.lst

    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Feb 18 12:36:00 EST 2006

    color white/blue black/light-gray
    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title SUSE LINUX 10.0
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 vga=0x317 selinux=0 resume=/dev/sda5 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
    title Windows
    chainloader (hd0,0)+1

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

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX 10.0
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume selinux=0 nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off 3
    initrd /boot/initrd

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    Quote Originally Posted by oosterhouse
    Get into your /boot/grub/grub.conf or /boot/grub/menu.lst file and check it if says this:

    Code:
    # (0) Windows
    title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    Make sure the hd0,0 part is correct, meaning hd# for the drive number, and hd0,# for the partition number. Keep in mind that the first partition is 0, so 2 is 1, 3 is 2, and so on. Hope that helps.

    Also, you can change the title to whatever you want and the number in the comment to be wherever you want.






    It doesnt look anything like what you wrote above

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavMX
    Okay. I went into YaST and click on the boot loader icon. Heres the menu.lst

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
    title Windows
    chainloader (hd0,0)+1
    Try it like:

    Code:
    title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    I don't know if it will work for you but it's worth a try.

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