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  1. #1
    I7llusion NNTP User

    Exclamation Vista Broken in a strange way

    Ok here is what happened:
    I can boot Vista but it only goes up to the Vista Boot loader,
    I have the choice between VIsta and Open Suse Installer
    This is because I used the exe found inside the DVD.
    Whenever I choose Vista or OpenSuse Installer, it creates a death loop, rebooting again and again into the VIsta Boot loader.
    Naturally i thought i could solve this problem by editing boot.ini but Vista doesn't have one...
    Is there any way of removing th OpenSuse installer, which files should I delete and how can I remove OpenSuse Insatller from being an option in Vista Boot Loader?
    This might help but I doubt it:
    Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0003479f
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hda1   *           1        6679    53649036    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2            6680        8348    13406242+  83  Linux
    /dev/hda3            8349        9890    12386115   83  Linux
    /dev/hda4            9891        9964      594405    5  Extended
    /dev/hda5            9891        9964      594373+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    menu.lst(Ubuntu one, I removed OpenSuse temporarily and added an extra vista one, just to try some things out
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=69810d80-f043-4630-a91c-a08dfa4578c9 ro splash vga=791
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=69810d80-f043-4630-a91c-a08dfa4578c9 ro single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/memtest86+.bin
    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title		Other operating systems:
    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/hda1
    title		Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
    root		(hd0,0)
    chainloader	+1
    title Windows Vista Ultimate
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)  
        chainloader +1

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Re: Vista Broken in a strange way

    This forum is for openSUSE not ubuntu
    Ubuntu Forums

    Good Luck

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Iowa, USA

    Default Re: Vista Broken in a strange way

    You need to clarify a bit more what is going on. You installed openSUSE on a machine running Vista. When you get to the bootloader that comes with openSUSE (GRUB), you are presented with two basic options: openSUSE and Vista. Correct so far?

    If you choose openSUSE, it boots you into openSUSE no problem. But if you choose Vista, it boots you to the Vista bootloader. Do I have this right?

    Where you lose me is the using the .exe on the DVD and the choosing Vista or openSUSE installer. I'm going to make a guess here, but you need to give us some clarity if it doesn't address your situation. If you have installed Vista after openSUSE or attempted to restore the Vista bootloader, you are going to have problems because the Vista bootloader is set up to boot you into Vista and not share your computer with another OS. You need to install openSUSE, or at least repair the installation by installing the bootloader that comes with it, making Vista one of the options.

    Also, try not to cloud the situation for the moment by introducing another linux distro into the picture. If you are planning to do a triple boot system, look at the wikis for help on how to go about this.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    The Netherlands

    Default Re: Vista Broken in a strange way

    One thing to add is that if you restore the grub boot your linux partition that holds the boot folder needs to be set as the active boot partition. (Now it's still set to Vista - e.g. /dev/hda1)
    Have a lot of fun!

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