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    Default WindowsXP Image restoration after Opensuse

    Hi,
    I got virusus on my WinXp partition, and want to install it from the recovery image created with Acronis' app.

    But I am afraid that if I install in that way I might loose the grub and can only start on windows without opensuse on my system. What is the case for my situation? Thanks.

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    Default Re: WindowsXP Image restoration after Opensuse

    Hi,

    You can restore GRUB using your openSUSE installation CD/DVD

    regards,
    Barry.

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    Default Re: WindowsXP Image restoration after Opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry_Nichols View Post
    Hi,

    You can restore GRUB using your openSUSE installation CD/DVD.
    I only have live cd. If I try with it, it will apply the same procedure to install opensuse to a clean system. Is there a option just to use grub to restore the grub?

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    Default Re: WindowsXP Image restoration after Opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by reis3k View Post
    I only have live cd. If I try with it, it will apply the same procedure to install opensuse to a clean system. Is there a option just to use grub to restore the grub?
    Can't you boot up using the live CD and open a root terminal and run grub? You can then reinstall grub without reinstalling SuSE.
    OS: Linux 2.6.27.29-0.1-default x86_64
    System: openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64)
    KDE: 4.1.3 (KDE 4.1.3) "release 4.10.4"

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    Default Re: WindowsXP Image restoration after Opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by traderbam View Post
    Can't you boot up using the live CD and open a root terminal and run grub? You can then reinstall grub without reinstalling SuSE.
    Oooh I'll try then, cos I always think that live cds are just for getting the taste of the OS and don't use my hdd but installing the necessary files on my ram. Thanks

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    Default Re: WindowsXP Image restoration after Opensuse

    As mentioned above, boot with live CD and follow the instructions here to reinstall the grub in easy steps.

    Programming and Linux: Solution: Grub issues in opensuse with dual boot(XP,Vista)
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    Default Re: WindowsXP Image restoration after Opensuse

    With the live CD, method three of this tutorial will fix it: HowTo Boot into openSUSE when it won't Boot from the Grub Code on the Hard Drive
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