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    Default Re: Grub Error 25 during installation

    In parted magic
    The RoxTerm is root right off
    Using Parted Magic an Introduction

    You need the older version from here
    http://www.su2root.ukfsn.org/files/p...pmagic-4.5.iso
    If you plan to use it for grub fixes
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    I stated, not so clearly in my earlier post the difficulties with the installation screen and later when I installed without the bootloader. When the installation was complete I received the message about the GUI not loading and possible video card problems.

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    On 2011-11-24 16:16, caf4926 wrote:
    > One SUSE link
    >> says that put MBR to the prior hard disk cylinders, but it did not help.


    I'm sure it doesn't say that. What it probably says is to insert a small
    partition near the beginning of the hard disk, and use it for /boot and
    grub. And I'm sure you did not do that, although it is the cure for the 128
    GB limit error.

    I don't know how to do that with your Windows already there without
    breaking it.

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    Some link says that Windows partition must be in the front of hard disk. How can I put a small /boot partition in front of Windows? This is a new PC. If it can do that, please tell me more in detail for the small boot partition. I am not clear how to install Windows 7 if there is a small boot partition. In the present hard disk, the first is a 100 MB system partition. Then, it is Windows 7 partition.

    I just do a test using GParted to shrink Windows 7 to 125 GB. Then SUSE 12.1 can install successfully on the rest of hard disk. I still would like to let Windows 7 have much more space (for example 1.3 TB + 300 GB). The rest for SUSE is about 300 GB. Thanks.


    Thanks.

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    If I can reinstall Windows 7, how can I have the small boot partition? One question is how to install Windows 7 if there is a boot partition in the head of hard disk. Second, how to let SUSE installer to put boot info to the boot partition. '/boot' is a reserved fold name? In the installation, I can select that partition?
    Thanks.

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    I just do a test using GParted to shrink Windows 7 to 125 GB. Then SUSE 12.1 can install successfully on the rest of hard disk. I still would like to let Windows 7 have much more space (for example 1.3 TB + 300 GB). The rest for SUSE is about 300 GB. Thanks.
    That would work
    Be careful

    I had another idea. Let me know if you need it
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    Please tell me more on this topic. thanks

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    On 2011-11-24 22:36, freerjw wrote:
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    > Some link says that Windows partition must be in the front of hard disk.
    > How can I put a small /boot partition in front of Windows? This is a new
    > PC. If it can do that, please tell me more in detail for the small boot
    > partition. I am not clear how to install Windows 7 if there is a small
    > boot partition. In the present hard disk, the first is a 100 MB system
    > partition. Then, it is Windows 7 partition.


    I'm not sure.

    I would try to open space for a small partition (±250Mb) between 1 and 2,
    and give it number 5. I think Partition Magic would do that. I don't know
    if Windows would be able to boot later.

    > I just do a test using GParted to shrink Windows 7 to 125 GB. Then SUSE
    > 12.1 can install successfully on the rest of hard disk.


    Yes, but with a small boot partition so that it doesn't go beyond 128. It
    is easier to do than the other method.

    > I still would
    > like to let Windows 7 have much more space (for example 1.3 TB + 300
    > GB). The rest for SUSE is about 300 GB. Thanks.


    You can still give Windows a big data partition after the Linux boot space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freerjw View Post
    Please tell me more on this topic. thanks
    If your partitioning is as quoted in post 31 and /home is 150GB
    And assuming you have installed openSUSE but grub isn't working for you
    You could trim off 10GB at the end of /home and install a Distro like Mint. Just in that 10GB.
    Mint should pick everything up for you. Just use it as a bootloader.

    Whenever there is a kernel update in SUSE you need to boot Mint and do
    sudo update-grub

    If ever you re-install SUSE and it breaks the Mint Grub bootloader.
    Just boot from SuperGrubDisk and it will find and boot Mint, where once running you can again do
    sudo update-grub
    To find the new openSUSE install
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    If your partitioning is as quoted in post 31 and /home is 150GB
    And assuming you have installed openSUSE but grub isn't working for you
    You could trim off 10GB at the end of /home and install a Distro like Mint. Just in that 10GB.
    Mint should pick everything up for you. Just use it as a bootloader.

    Whenever there is a kernel update in SUSE you need to boot Mint and do
    sudo update-grub

    If ever you re-install SUSE and it breaks the Mint Grub bootloader.
    Just boot from SuperGrubDisk and it will find and boot Mint, where once running you can again do
    sudo update-grub
    To find the new openSUSE install
    Regarding the method of shrinking windows you were also talking about, let me.....

    I'm going to post for you an image of my partitioning on a small old Laptop. It's HD is only around 150GB
    So I don't give the windows OS much space. I never use it anyway.
    You will see the boot flag* on the Extended in the terminal output.
    SUSE Paste

    Now, of course, you can't follow those sizes. It's just to show you the principle and hopefully a reasonable and typical layout.

    You have masses of space and have assigned a huge partition to windows. Shrinking it is possible - BUT, how much data is on it? Do you have a back up? Do you possess the proper Windows install Disk?

    If you actually have a Windows install DVD, I know what I would do (Format the entire HD and start again) Assuming you can backup to something first.

    This would be my plan for you if you could go this way:

    500MB for boot partition NTFS for windows (primary)
    30GB ext4 for root Linux (primary)
    1TB NTFS for Windows (primary)
    All the remainder (Extended) (primary)
    SWAP (logical)
    /home ext4 (logical) size as required or use all
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