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    Default can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    Hi,

    I installed OSS11.4 clean install over 11.3, it is suppose to be dual boot together with with winxp.
    When i select to boot xp machine starts to boot but it boots forever and eventually
    nothing happens further (HHD does not spin). Can it be grub problem or it's
    winxp boot problem? When the actuall job of grub stops?
    Boot loader location:
    Bot form MBR, Boot from root partrition, boot from extended partrition.


    Thanks for any help
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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    Was the windows partition shrunk by the SUSE installer or did you shrink it?
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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Was the windows partition shrunk by the SUSE installer or did you shrink it?
    I say this, because I'm wondering if you used Custom Partitioning or left it to the installer?
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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    Sorry, it's not XP it's vista if it makes any difference.
    I shrank it with vista tool some years ago. It was working
    flawlessly since OSS10.2 or so and with every new OSS version
    i just left partitions as they were. But with OSS 11.4 smth
    did not work as usual i suppose, or my vista part gave up finally...
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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    Vista - XP Win7 no matter

    But did you use Custom Partitioning during setup for install of 11.4?

    How about posting your fdisk info, as su -
    do:

    Code:
    fdisk -l
    Like this
    YouTube - su - fdisk.mpeg

    Post result
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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    I did not use Custom Partitioning during setup for install of 11.4.

    fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    76 heads, 10 sectors/track, 642627 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x405e966c

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 2048 16386047 8192000 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sda2 16386048 260583423 122098688 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 * 260583424 488396799 113906688 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 260583425 264777160 2096868 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 264777170 306720799 20971815 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 306720810 488395759 90837475 83 Linux
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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    Now post me this, again as su -

    Code:
    cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Apr 16 09:44:26 EEST 2011
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader

    default 0
    timeout 8
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.1-1.2
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9250827AS_5RG1FRAM-part6 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9250827AS_5RG1FRAM-part5 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.1-1.2
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9250827AS_5RG1FRAM-part6 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop

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

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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    Fine.
    That's all correct.

    Do you have a Vista DVD? I don't mean a cruddy recovery DVD/CD
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    Default Re: can't boot to winxp after opensuse 11.4 install

    nope I unfortunately don't have Vista dvd. not even
    cruddy recovery DVD/CD
    Last edited by Adenozinas; 16-Apr-2011 at 11:09. Reason: addition
    You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count. Winnie the Pooh

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