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  1. #1
    Patrickvalmont NNTP User

    Default where's the boot menu ?

    hello all am new here but not to the linux world.
    been using Pclinux for a while so now am trying on suse.
    anyhoo, my hard drive is 160GB seperated in half.. 80 windows and 80 free.
    in the partition while setting up suse i selected the free 80gb for suse to install on, now when i boot i don't have a grub menu for selecting windows.

    what do i need to do to boot into windows ?

  2. #2
    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: where's the boot menu ?

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    The entry to boot windows is fairly standard so you can find it via
    Google if you would like other examples, but here's one I stole from a
    post in another forum:

    title Microsoft Windows
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    The part for you to customize is the second line and you'll need to
    specify your hard drive and partition in there. hd0 is probably correct
    if you have one hard drive, and 0 may be correct as long as your windows
    partition is the first on the disk. Find out with the following
    command, probably run as 'root':

    fdisk -l

    You'll probably want to put the entry second in your /boot/grub/menu.lst
    file so it isn't your default boot option.

    Good luck.





    Patrickvalmont wrote:
    | hello all am new here but not to the linux world.
    | been using Pclinux for a while so now am trying on suse.
    | anyhoo, my hard drive is 160GB seperated in half.. 80 windows and 80
    | free.
    | in the partition while setting up suse i selected the free 80gb for
    | suse to install on, now when i boot i don't have a grub menu for
    | selecting windows.
    |
    | what do i need to do to boot into windows ?
    |
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  3. #3
    Patrickvalmont NNTP User

    Default Re: where's the boot menu ?

    confused

    here's an image of my config


    please assist this is kinda urgent

  4. #4
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    Default Re: where's the boot menu ?

    We do not see your picture, but maybe the following helps. The config of your boot menu is in /boot/grub/menu.list. My entry for windows is:
    Code:
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    title Windows XP
        rootnoverify (hd0,5)
        chainloader (hd0,1)+1
    But you most probably have to change the 5 according to your windows partition as ab@novell.com said.

    When you are not sure post the output of cat /boot/grub/menu.lst and fdisk -l.
    Henk van Velden

  5. #5

    Default Re: where's the boot menu ?

    Also,

    Did you try Yast interface?
    Yast Control Center
    System
    Boot Loader

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