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    Can't boot into Vista


    I installed Mepis 6.0, with grub in mbr. However, there is no line allowing me to boot into windows vista. What is the fix?

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    You should edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst manually. There's a description in the file describing how to add the necessary lines if needed. Of course you must do it with root privileges.
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    Angry vista can not dual boot

    vista is looking for a signature in the MBR. it comes back when you try to dual boot: corrupted help.exe. sorry but microcrap did it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronepowell
    I installed Mepis 6.0, with grub in mbr. However, there is no line allowing me to boot into windows vista. What is the fix?
    boot up Mepis and post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst file and output of fdisk -l command.
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    Output of /boot/grub/menu.1st:

    gfxmenu /boot/grub/message

    title MEPIS at sda7, newest kernel
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 nomce quiet vga=791
    boot

    title MEPIS at sda7, previous kernel (if any)
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz.old root=/dev/sda7 nomce quiet vga=791
    boot

    title MEPIS at sda7, kernel 2.6.15-27-desktop
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-desktop root=/dev/sda7 nomce quiet vga=791
    boot

    Of fdisk -i:

    title MEMTEST
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 4425 35543781 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 8887 9729 6771397+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 4426 8886 35832982+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 4426 7081 21334288+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda6 7082 7319 1911703+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7 7320 8886 12586896 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

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    add this code at the end of menu.lst file.
    Code:
    title Windows Vista
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    save file and reboot.
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    Angry I am using suse 10.1

    how can i relate this to suse 10.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by phisics
    how can i relate this to suse 10.1
    Code is same for all Linux Distros but you have to pass correct partition number in rootnoverify. post the output of 'fdisk -l' command.
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    That worked!!! Thank you.

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    glad to help you.
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