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    Default I can't install Grub nor access windows created partition..

    I followed Dr.John's guide here
    Installation - OpenSUSE 11.0 / Win XP Dual Boot - openSUSE Forums

    And i was able to get OpenSuse up and running. But unfortunately once i got to the step of installing gag, i was stuck at trying to get grub to install in the terminal.

    I got this message:
    k3ntegra@linux-vku5:~> sudo grub-install /dev/sdc6
    root's password:
    sudo: grub-install: command not found
    k3ntegra@linux-vku5:~> sudo grub-install /dev/sdc6
    sudo: grub-install: command not found
    k3ntegra@linux-vku5:~>
    k3ntegra@linux-vku5:~>
    Here is the guide
    openSUSE Forums - View Single Post - Installation - OpenSUSE 11.0 / Win XP Dual Boot

    Also i made sure that the windows based partitions were mounted, yet i am unable to access any of them. I was able to access my fat32 USB flash drive though. Anyone know how i can get through this?

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    Default Re: I can't install Grub nor access windows created partitio

    Well, once i restarted my computer, i was able to access windows based partition. But i have yet to find out how to install gag..

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    Default Re: I can't install Grub nor access windows created partitio

    The question is not very clear.

    Are you asking about booting Windows or you just want to access the Windows partition from Linux?
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    Default Re: I can't install Grub nor access windows created partitio

    Why do you want to install gag

    You can boot SUSE? yes?

    Can you boot windows?
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    Default Re: I can't install Grub nor access windows created partitio

    Quote Originally Posted by syampillai View Post
    The question is not very clear.

    Are you asking about booting Windows or you just want to access the Windows partition from Linux?
    i already resolved that , i just need to know how to install grub so i can install gag, based on that installating guide by drjohn

    Why do you want to install gag

    You can boot SUSE? yes?

    Can you boot windows?
    The guide by drjohn highly recommended it, since gag is supposed to be much more reliable.

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    Default Re: I can't install Grub nor access windows created partitio

    Well that is just an opinion. I don't agree. But hey, what do I know?

    Does windows and suse both boot at the moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Well that is just an opinion. I don't agree. But hey, what do I know?

    Does windows and suse both boot at the moment?
    yeah they both do

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    Default Re: I can't install Grub nor access windows created partitio

    So leave it as it is - working from Grub.

    If you have any other questions feel free..

    FYI; Don't try changing the boot order to select windows by default, users mess things up doing that. As about it first if you need to do it.
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    Alright thanks alot for the help caf.

    I also have a 24" widescreen monitor, with a nvidia 8800gt, and unfortuantely opensuse will only operate at 4:3 (sq shape) ratio. I cant seem to find anywhere , where i can change the resolution, i tried going to application manager and typed 8800gt, and nothing came up.

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    Default Re: I can't install Grub nor access windows created partitio

    Assuming you have the driver installed

    Open yast - hardware - Graphics and Monitor

    I tend to use LCD-- (rather than look for the screen make) then select the resolution you need, I'm not sure what that is for you.
    You get chance to test it, then save.
    Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
    to restart the X desktop to see how it looks

    I just set up a new PC for friend this weekend with a 22" and nvidia 9600GT - took me a few times to find the correct res. But it works fine.

    You might want to post a question in the correct location on this and copy this info to it.
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