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Thread: [SOLVED]install suse linux dual boot on toshiba C660-13Q (bootmgr is missing problem)

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    Default [SOLVED]install suse linux dual boot on toshiba C660-13Q (bootmgr is missing problem)

    I faced some problem installing opensuse 12.1 dual booted with windows 7 on this laptop, I solved the problems, and this is to share the solution and to say to developers that opensuse has this "strange" behaviour.

    I restored windows 7 to factory using the 2 dvd I created before, the result was a three partitioned hard disk
    /dev/sda1 ntfs SYSTEM
    /dev/sda2 ntfs WINDOWS
    /dev/sda3 ntfs data

    I used Gparted in systemrescuecd to modify partitions in this way,
    /dev/sda1 ntfs SYSTEM
    /dev/sda2 ntfs WINDOWS
    /dev/sda4 extended
    /dev/sda5 ext3 SUSE
    /dev/sda6 ext3 home
    /dev/sda7 swap
    /dev/sda8 ext3 dati
    /dev/sda3 ntfs data

    I rebooted and windows starts ok after a verification process,

    I installed opensuse 12.1 and everything went well,
    at reboot linux boots well.
    at boot grub shows two windows entry, windows1 and windows2, both gives an error, the windows1 gives this:

    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1

    bootmgr is missing
    ctrl+alt+del to restart

    I discovered that grub fail to recognize that in this case windows boot from /dev/sda1 and not from /dev/sda2 or /dev/sda3,
    so to solve the problem you have to boot in linux,
    go to yast>system>bootloader, select windows1 entry, click on edit, on "other system" choose /dev/sda1, click ok and approve the install of grub,
    or edit /boot/grub/menu.lst file changing this in windows1 section:

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 1###
    title windows 1
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> change this in (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    save and reboot, windows should boot now :-)

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    Default Re: [SOLVED]install suse linux dual boot on toshiba C660-13Q (bootmgr is missing problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by pier_andreit View Post
    I faced some problem installing opensuse 12.1 dual booted with windows 7 on this laptop, I solved the problems, and this is to share the solution and to say to developers that opensuse has this "strange" behaviour.

    I restored windows 7 to factory using the 2 dvd I created before, the result was a three partitioned hard disk
    /dev/sda1 ntfs SYSTEM
    /dev/sda2 ntfs WINDOWS
    /dev/sda3 ntfs data

    I used Gparted in systemrescuecd to modify partitions in this way,
    /dev/sda1 ntfs SYSTEM
    /dev/sda2 ntfs WINDOWS
    /dev/sda4 extended
    /dev/sda5 ext3 SUSE
    /dev/sda6 ext3 home
    /dev/sda7 swap
    /dev/sda8 ext3 dati
    /dev/sda3 ntfs data

    I rebooted and windows starts ok after a verification process,

    I installed opensuse 12.1 and everything went well,
    at reboot linux boots well.
    at boot grub shows two windows entry, windows1 and windows2, both gives an error, the windows1 gives this:

    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1

    bootmgr is missing
    ctrl+alt+del to restart

    I discovered that grub fail to recognize that in this case windows boot from /dev/sda1 and not from /dev/sda2 or /dev/sda3,
    so to solve the problem you have to boot in linux,
    go to yast>system>bootloader, select windows1 entry, click on edit, on "other system" choose /dev/sda1, click ok and approve the install of grub,
    or edit /boot/grub/menu.lst file changing this in windows1 section:

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 1###
    title windows 1
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> change this in (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    save and reboot, windows should boot now :-)
    If You want to report something to developers You need to use bugzilla.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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