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Hi! Let me tell you I have a little problem that's making me crazy.... I'll tell you the story from the begining :P I had 2 partitions, a primary (where ...
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    impossible to boot windows


    Hi!
    Let me tell you I have a little problem that's making me crazy....
    I'll tell you the story from the begining :P
    I had 2 partitions, a primary (where WindowsXP_x64 was installed) and an extended one (where WindowsXP 32 bits is still installed), i got bored of win_x64 and i deleted the partition and istalled linux instead.
    The problem is that now GRUB doesn't recognize windows. I tryed to reinstall windows, but i got a message that says that windows has to write on the MBR but (i don't remember) that it is not compatible or damaged. I also tryed to run fixmbr and fixboot.. but it didn't solve anything.
    I would like you to tell me some way of adding windows to grub's list (having into account that windows is on an extended partition)

    Thank you..

    Here my hard disc :

    /dev/hda
    /dev/hda1 Extended
    /dev/hda2 Linux Swap
    /dev/hda3 Linux Native
    /dev/hda4 Linux native
    /dev/hda5 FAT32 --> here is windows xp
    /dev/hda6 FAT32 --> just for backups

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    which Linux distro did you install?
    post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst ( or grub.conf ) file.







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    i'm using suse 10.2 x64

    here my menu.lst:

    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on dom dic 24 18:47:46 UTC 2006
    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,2)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 10.2
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.2-34-default root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x317 resume=/dev/hda2 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18.2-34-default

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 10.2
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.2-34-default root=/dev/hda3 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume edd=off 3
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18.2-34-default

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    there isn't any entry of Windows in menu.lst. post the output of 'fdisk -l' command.






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