Thanks for any help. Been trying this by the guess and error method for days.
I know about the “Swerdna” post but it is way to difficult for me.
I do this every other output from Microsoft, so it is very difficult to remember
what transpired. Bedsides it changes with each new distro.
I’m tempted to use the VM program that Dedoimodo recommended but I don’t know
how it handles Email and urls. If they are permanent or not.
HD1 - Vista - sda
HD2 - Opensuse 11.2 - No boot to MBR - sdb
Easybcd(latest one) to handle the boot loader.
Set Easybcd to Grub Legacy and point to sdb2 for booting.
Nothing I do works.
Had a previous installation on this Puter with Vista, XP Pro abd PCLinuxOS
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map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
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title failsafe – opensuse 11.2
apm=off noresume nosmp maxpus=0 ed0=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off
processor_max_cstate+1 x11failsafe vgs+0x31a
That’s it. Let me know if you need anything else.
My only concern is when you boot windows, do you still have some BCD thingy?
Consider restoring the original windows boot code there first if this is the case.
And if you do that with only the win HD connected, remember you have to reset the HD order in BIOS
Sorry but your last message totally lost me.
If I disconnect the C HD (Vista), I can boot into OpenSuse with no problem.
Doesn’t that mean I have Grub in good working order there.
It is when I plug the C HD back in that I can’t boot to OpenSuse.
I hate to be this much of a bother but I really DON’T want to go back to
PclinuxOS. I have things I have to do on Vista is the only reason I am keeping it.
I can’t ever thank you enough. It’s working now and I can boot into both
Windows and OpenSuse from the Suse desktop. I changed the order of the 2 HDs in the
BIOS and that did the trick.
Needless to say the next thing I am going to do is a BACKUP!
I have this to look forward to again when windows 8,9 etc. comes out.
ONE more easy question if I may.
I am using the Gnome edition of Suse only because the 2 downloads of the DVD failed.
Where can I order the DVD version Please?
Thank you again for your patience with me.
In my excitement of seeing Suse on the screen I spoke to soon.
When clicking on Suse now I get a black screen with a lot of scrolling white letters
and at the end this message: “Linux-cd19 Login” and NO desktop.
Have to hit Control/Alt/Delete or power off the Puter to get out of it.
Don’t have the vaguest idea where to go from here.
Vista is working fine.