Hello out there: I would appreciate some assistance with the following :
I will try to explain in detail here - I am having trouble getting my dual boot machine to work (openSUSE 13.2 / WIndows 8.1 )
My machine is several years old ( BIOS/MBR ) and all of that. I have installed two - 1 Terrabyte hard drives on this machine ( its a 32 bit PC )
I had successfully installed openSUSE on 1 hard drive (/dev/sda ) and my plan was to install Windows 8.1 on the other(/dev/sdb) -
I had some difficulty getting WIndows to install - I finally physically unhooked my Linux drive in order to get Windows to install ( and it did )
Previous incarnations of WIndows - like WIndows 7 Professional - allowed me to use the following procedure.
(A) install Windows on 1 drive - then re-install Linux on the other drive - GRUB2 was smart enough to build a new MBR and then supply me with a nice
little menu - asking whether you would like to boot to Linux or would you like to boot to Windows ?
(B) I tried the same procedure here - Installed and tested Linux 13.2 on 1 drive - then the idea was to install Windows 8.1 professional on the other drive
then re-install Linux - which was smart enough to give me both systems - This linux install appeared to proceed normally - everything seemed OK - and
yes I plugged the linux drive back in BEFORE I tried to install linux! The linux drive was partitioned as follows
(/dev/sda1) 2 GiB swap (/dev/sda2) 20 GiB / (/dev/sda3) 950 GiB /home ( the rest of the disk - approximately 950 gigs )
I am not certain how the WIndows drive is partitioned - The install did any partitioning required -
(C) Now after installing Linux and booting up the PC BOOTS UP TO Windows ???
I am at a total loss and would appreciate any assistance you may offer.
Regards Leland Muri