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SUSE 10, GRUB & XP
  • From: "Dimitris Kalamaras" <dimitris.kalamaras@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 10:15:55 +0300
  • Message-id: <10B9D1656D532E4582974C31539939D061A6D7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Greetings, people.

I wonder if you can help us in this.

A newbie friend is trying to install SUSE 10 onto his Windows box.
(he is a power user of Windows, and he has no prob to understand what is
going on with partitions, packages, etc).

The box has two disks. /dev/hda, dev/hdb.
During Setup, he selects Language (Greek) & KDE, then moves to Advanced as he was told
to create custom partitions . He does the following partition configuration :

/dev/hda1 with HPFS/NTFS mounts to /windows/C (main windoze)
/dev/hda2 with ext3 mounts to /. He selects it to be formatted.
/dev/hda3 as swap and selects it to be formatted.
/dev/hdb1 with HPFS/NTFS mounts to /windows/D (data, essential docs, etc)

Then he configures GRUB into MBR of /dev/hda as follows:
SuSE Linux 10.0 /boot/vmlinux (/dev/hda2, root=/dev/hda2)
Windows
Floppy
FailSafe
Memory Test

default boot partition: /dev/hda1

When the software is installed the system is rebooted and the following message appears:

GNU GRUB version 0,96 (639K lower .... upper memory)
[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
completions of a device/filename]

grub>


It seems that grub is installed but not properly. Why is that?
Do you have any suggestions?

I mean, anything will be welcomed because I would really like
to help the guy. He is programming in C, C++,PHP, etc and he is preparing his migration
a long time now. It is a pity that SUSE (IMHO the best distro) isnt working for him.


Thanks in advance,

--Dimitris Kalamaras


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