Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR): I have Windows 7 installed on its own partition and Suse on another. Both boot up properly after repairing their installs with the appropriate disc. However, I have no option of selecting what O/S that I’d like to load. Please help me solve this issue lol.
Hey guys, I just recently set up my laptop to dual-boot with Windows 7 and openSuse Enterprise 11.x. Originally, I had Windows 7 taking up my entire disk, so when I installed Suse I shortened the NTFS partition and installed Suse on the newly created ext3, along with swap and root. I set it up properly and installed correctly as well.
Now, the problem I am facing is that I do not have an option to select which O/S to boot when I start up my computer. After I installed Suse, it shows the O/S screen but only displays Suse and its Failsafe counterpart.
I booted Windows with my 7 disc and repaired it, fixing the MBR so Windows can boot. After I did that however, it boots straight into Windows without any O/S selection. I then booted from the Suse disc and corrected the problems with the MBR, and yeah, just like you guessed, it boots right into Suse lol. I just repaired Windows again and the same problem occurs.
So basically, I have Windows 7 installed and working on its partition, and Suse working properly on its partition. My problem now is that I need to fix my computer so that the O/S selection screen appears when I boot up and I can choose between Windows and Suse.
I’m sure someone out there knows how I can fix this, and if you do, please respond! Any help is greatly appreciated!!
Thanks for the response Edward. I was going to submit my terminal command responses so you could look at them, but the Windows boot options you listed to add to /boot/grub/menu.lst is exactly what I needed.
title Windows 7
I added those lines to the file, changed the partition to the NTFS System Reserved one, rebooted, and it works perfectly. Thanks again!