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Thread: Missing Windows XP boot info in grub

  1. #1
    joetravis NNTP User

    Default Missing Windows XP boot info in grub

    How do I add Windows XP back into grub. It accidentally got removed. It is a duel drive system with XP on two partitions on C and openSUSE 11.1 on the second drive.

    The grub Menu.lst is :
    /home/joe/Desktop/openSUSE-11.1-Addon-Lang-i586.iso# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Wed Jun 3 02:20:43 CDT 2009
    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd1,1)/boot/message

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title SUSE LINUX
    root (hd1,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3160023A_3JS0XE2S-part2 repair=1 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3160023A_3JS0XE2S-part1 splash=silent showopts vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrd

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX
    root (hd1,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3160023A_3JS0XE2S-part2 showopts ide=nodma apm=off noresume nosmp maxcpus=0 edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 x11failsafe vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrd

    and the fdisk -l is :


    Disk /dev/sda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x094d523e

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 10198 81915403+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 10199 14946 38138310 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0ae2d408

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb2 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb3 2874 19457 133210980 83 Linux

    If anyone can help or point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Missing Windows XP boot info in grub

    Hey joetravis -- welcome to the forums

    add this code into the list:
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        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1
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  3. #3
    joetravis NNTP User

    Default Re: Missing Windows XP boot info in grub

    Thank you!

    I had just installed 11.1 and found that Firefox would not allow me to read in an Windows html file to update Bookmarks from my IE files. When I reran the install in repair mode I found that I couldn't get back into my windows system....

    Thanks this should do it for me.

    Joe

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    Default Re: Missing Windows XP boot info in grub

    Hi. Had a problem with importing bookmarks into firefox, too. It finally worked in the import section of the bookmark manager. With older firefoxes it uses to work via File → import, but sth seems to have changed...

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