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    Default Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    This may be here already, if it is, forgive me. I am trying to Dual-boot Windows & and OpenSUSE 11.4, and have run into walls all over the place. Here is what I did:

    1. Windows 7 was already installed. (Don't like it, freezes all the time)
    2. Installed OpenSUSE using default partition options.
    3. Booted into OpenSUSE with no problem
    4. Tried booting into Windows, no joy.
    5. Got that figured out, now I can get into Windows.
    6. GRUB is gone, so now I can't get back into OpenSUSE.

    What do I do?


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    Default Απ: Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    Firstly try to repair your grub using your installation DVD.
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    Default Απ: Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    If installation DVD fails
    try to boot and when it will show your boot menu.


    Press ESC button and it will show you that message

    Code:
    You are leaving the graphical boot menu
      and starting the text mode interface.
    
                OK       Cancel
    Press OK and it will show you this menu
    Code:
    Use the arrows keys to select an OS 
    'e' to edit 
    'c' to command line
    Press "c" button
    and it will show you that
    Code:
    grub>
    Then you must write that
    Code:
    find /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Your pc will write you something like that
    Code:
    (hd0,4)
    Then you will write that
    Code:
    root (hd0,4)
    Your pc will write something like that

    Code:
    Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
    Then You must write that
    Code:
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz
    Your pc will write something like that
    Code:
    [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x000, size=0x25e910]
    Then You must write that
    Code:
    initrd /boot/initrd
    Your pc will write something like that
    Code:
    [Linux-initrd @ 0x37a9c000, 0x5534f3 bytes]
    Then you must write that
    Code:
    boot
    And that's all.
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    Default Re: Απ: Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    Thanks, got it working.

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    Default Απ: Re: Απ: Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    Quote Originally Posted by alindgr1 View Post
    Thanks, got it working.
    You're welcome.
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    Default Re: Απ: Re: Απ: Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    I have similar problem, after i booted to windows, i can not boot the OpenSUSE.
    The Grub menu is gone. All i can do is boot from DVD. Choose Installation or Rescue.
    What should i do?, so I can come back using OpenSUSE and Windows 7.

    Regards

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    Default Απ: Re: Απ: Re: Απ: Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    Quote Originally Posted by yopy_yogie View Post
    I have similar problem, after i booted to windows, i can not boot the OpenSUSE.
    The Grub menu is gone. All i can do is boot from DVD. Choose Installation or Rescue.
    What should i do?, so I can come back using OpenSUSE and Windows 7.

    Regards
    Try to repair your grub through installation DVD

    You can repair using the installation DVD and just making boot from the DVD. Following the path following repairs: New Installation -> Update -> Repair Installed System

    Choose repair and next to Repair Method. Select Expert tools. You will be presented (so it is best to express it) with Repair Tool Box screen. Choose to boot-break down (Boot installed system). If more than one plant in our hard disk will display a list of all the partition you have to choose where to boot-virtue, otherwise it will start automatically.
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    Default Re: Απ: Re: Απ: Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    Quote Originally Posted by yopy_yogie View Post
    I have similar problem, after i booted to windows, i can not boot the OpenSUSE.
    The Grub menu is gone. All i can do is boot from DVD. Choose Installation or Rescue.
    What should i do?, so I can come back using OpenSUSE and Windows 7.

    Regards
    You might want to have a look at this post: Windows and openSuse 11.4 dual boot problem and try that first. I actually wonder if it works (don't have Windows myself). You NEED to know which of the 4 partitions has Grub before doing that. If you activate the wong one, neither Windows nor Linux will boot. However this is easy to fix with fdisk on a Linux live system, as explained here Windows and openSuse 11.4 dual boot problem (of course the partition number may be different for you).

    * The two links refer to the same thread but to different posts.

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    Default Re: Απ: Re: Απ: Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 11.4 Dual-boot issues

    Note some antivirus programs try to encrypt the MBR. This can mess up the Grub MBR boot code. I say this because you said it happened after booting in to Windows.

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