I’m running Windows Vista and Suse Linux under dual boot. I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to convert a primary Windows partition, which is to the right of Linux in the partition sequence to a logical partition. After I did this, I redid grep and then had a functioning system that was able to boot into Windows or Linux. I then took a Paragon disk backup. Next, I made further changes after which I was unable to boot into Linux even after running Repair System and redoing grub. I then restored the version of the system with the new logical partition, using Paragon. On first boot, after reinitializing grub, I got a black and white, non-gui version of the Startup Options boot menu and selected
Windows, which booted successfully. But I didn’t have Suse, so I ran Repair System again and reset grub. After this, I got the green Startup Options screen and was able to boot into Linux. But when I tried Windows, the black and white boot menu reappeared and selecting Windows brought me nowhere with no error messages. I tried editing the Windows entry in the list and got “rootnoverify (hd0,1)”, which correctly pointed to the Windows partition. I ran Windows Repair Installation, but got the same result.
I am afraid that Linux System Repair has damaged my Windows partition.
My /boot/grep/menu.lst file follows –
Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Fri Nov 2 19:01:13 EDT 2012
##YaST - activate
title Windows Vista
###Don’t change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP771VT-part8 repair=1 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP771VT-part7 splash=silent showopts vga=0x31a
###Don’t change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe – SUSE LINUX
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31000528AS_9VP771VT-part8 showopts ide=nodma apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 x11failsafe vga=0x31a
I would appreciate any help that anyone could offer.