For the past few days, I have attempted to configure my PC with XP/OpenSUSE 12.1 dual boot capabilities. My procedure is the same: Install XP, then OpenSUSE (via ISO DVD), which results in a unbootable PC, ( Most likely due to a overwritten MBR).
Pentium based PC with the following configuration:
Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz
1 GB RAM
2 Hard Drives, Intended use: (C:Windows XP SP3); and D:Linux OpenSUSE 12.1)
1 External USB Drive (Used for Backup)
2 DVD Drives (1 Read Only; 1 Read/Write)
1 CD Drive (Read/Write)
1 Floppy Drive (Primarily for ASR)
The following information has been acquired from previous OpenSUSE install attempts, and is the proposed partition config for my two(2) drive PC:
- Create swap volume /dev/sda1 (2.01 GB)
- Create root volume /dev/sda2 (20.00 GB) with ext4
- Create volume /dev/sda3 (54.32 GB) for home with ext4
- Set mount point of /dev/sdb1 to /windows/C
- Set mount point of /dev/sdc1 to /windows/D
- Set mount point of /dev/sdd1 to /windows/E
- Set mount point of /dev/sdb5 to /windows/F
- Boot Loader Type: GRUB
- Status Location: ? (Tried setting Boot Loader Location to Root Partition with negative results)
OpenSUSE 12.1 (Default)
Failsafe - OpenSUSE 12.1
Oder of Hard Disks:
/dev/sdb, /dev/sda, /dev/sdd, /dev/sdc
Could someone please provide a step-by-step procedure to successfully configure my PC for Dual Boot, with OpenSUSE as the default OS.
Finally, I have downloaded GAG 4.10 boot loader. Was not sure how to correctly implement (before, or after installing OpenSUSE). Once that has been accomplished, maybe GAG would be more obvious to implement.
Thank you in advance for all your assistance.
MarkL653 (Mark LeVine)