[Nelug] Linux Newbie

Jordan Bradley jb at slackcon.org
Tue Nov 2 00:44:50 UTC 2004

Hi Chris,
I'm assuming suse installed 'grub' as your boot manager. I am a lilo user, 
being a faithful slacker, so therefore am not entirely familiar with grub, 
however i will give it a go. 

Where did you write the boot entry to? Was it the MBR, or the superblock of 
the second disk? (which i will assume to be /dev/hdb, and thus the 
first /dev/hda) 

Firstly, the obvious... suggest checking in the bios that your booting from 
the correct disk, ie. hda. You should install grub to the MBR or superblock 
of hda and add your windows disk to grub, so grub handles booting both OS's.

You could however leave hda intact and instal grub to the superblock of hdb 
and change yoru boot sequence accordingly. Hope this helps a little =P
The next meet will be my first too, so should see you there =)
-- Jordan Bradley

On Sunday 31 October 2004 20:28, c.w.hanning at durham.ac.uk wrote:
> Hi there,
> Variosu people have recomened linux to me over the past year or so and I
> finally decided to take the plunge.  I'm a complete programming/linux/unix
> newbie who's decided to break out of the Micro$oft bubble.  Having said
> that, I still want to have Windows on my PC since I have various things
> that only run under windows (various scientific thingys, I'm a chemistry
> student here in Durham).  Now my problem, I've installed SuSE personal
> edition 9.1 on my 2nd hard drive, but now I can't boot Windows XP from my
> first hard drive, I just get a message saying "missing operating system".
>  I've tried reinstallign XP from CD but with no luck, so at the moment I
> can only get SuSE to run.  Does anyone have any idiot-proof suggestions of
> how to get windows working again?
> Cheers in advance folks,
> Chris Hanning
> PS Hopefully I'll be at your next meeting in November.
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