1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

SUSE 9.1 & XP Dual Boot System

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by michael78, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    2,085
    29
    141
    Hi all, right I've got a problem with my dual boot system. I installed Windows XP first then SUSE and it all worked fine. When rebooting the boot menu appeared and allowed me to pick either windows or suse. When I turn my laptop off the boot menu is gone and I get a prompt. The only way I can get it back is to put the suse disk in and pick the option to fix installation but again when I turn the power off I get the prompt again. Any ideas?
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  2. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    I don't know if this is even close, but it was the first Windows/Linux dual boot problem I ran across:

    http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/multiboot/linux_win2k_fix.htm

    I suspect your problem is similar, but I don't know what boot loader you are using.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  3. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    2,085
    29
    141
    Cheers Trip I think it might just be something like that. I'm going to give it a go. I'll let you know how it goes...:D
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  4. Nikolai

    Nikolai New Member

    1
    0
    1
    i got suse 9.1 on a hard drive. THE DISCS ARE NOT COPIED TO IT, IT'S INSTALLED TO IT. i got the boot cd with grub. know what I want to do is keep linux on that drive while xp stays were it is. what do I do? confused3
     
  5. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    6,771
    102
    221
    Hi Nikolai. Can't help you with this little problem, but I'm sure the Linux guys will be along very soon. Why not pop over to our New Members Forum and introduce yourself.
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  6. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    Greetings, Nikolai and welcome. I have to admit, I'm not quite sure what you are asking here. Are you saying that you have XP on one partition of your hard drive and SUSE 9.1 on another? Are you having trouble booting to one or the other?

    Could you try to clarify your statement:

    "THE DISCS ARE NOT COPIED TO IT, IT'S INSTALLED TO IT"

    I'm not quite getting what you mean. Looking forward to hearing back from your. Cheers.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  7. Mitzs
    Honorary Member

    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    3,282
    73
    152
    I think he is using his linux from a cd but wants to install it on the hdd with out losing his xp that is already installed.
     
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  8. Mitzs
    Honorary Member

    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    3,282
    73
    152
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  9. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    Ok, I get it. I've found a lot of information on the web regarding how to pull off a windows/linux dual boot. It varies somewhat depending on which boot loader you are using and how comfortable you are in editing text files. I'll post the following links so you have a variety of sources to draw on. Let us know if this not enough information, too much information or what else we need to do to help you out.

    http://linuxgazette.net/issue38/veselosky.html

    http://jaeger.morpheus.net/linux/ntldr.php

    http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-52.html

    The article at the first link seems the most straightforward.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+

Share This Page

Loading...