urgent help, XP crashed, can suggested repair hurt opensuse?


in the middle of copying files from my comp to my cellphone the Xp has crashed. When reboot, got a notification that:

rootnoverify (hd 0,0)

NTLDR is missing

chainloader +1

I found a way to possibly repair the xxxxxp, I just don’t know if it can mess up my suse side, have 11.3

this is the solution for xp;

If you get the “NTLDR is Missing” error, follow these instructions:

  1. Load Windows XP CD into CD drive.
  2. Make sure BIOS is set to boot to CD drive.
  3. Boot the computer from CD.
  4. At menu, press “R” to load Recovery Console.
  5. Select the installation to be fixed.
    *The following instructions assume CD-ROM is labeled as drive D and the hard drive partition the windows installation is on is labeled as drive C. Replace the letters accordingly.
  6. Type “COPY D:\i386
    tldr C:” and press ENTER.
  7. Type “COPY D:\i386
    tdetect.com C:” and press ENTER.
  8. Remove CD and type “EXIT” and press ENTER (to reboot your computer).

thanks in advance

Those instruction should only copy the named file to the Windows partition. Assuming you do nothing to mess with the MBR it should be a safe procedure. But as always when you have multiple OS’s you should be prepared to recover from any possible problems this kind of “repair” might cause.

You can repair XP like this:


You then repair openSUSE grub like this:
Re-Install Grub Quickly with Parted Magic
Be sure to get the old Parted Magic in the guide

thanks, I will try the first solution, if that not works the second (just to comlicated to my comp skills right now)
right now i am backing up the important files, it will take time.

the first one worked like charm.