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Re: [opensuse] hard drive problem, help, please
  • From: rmyster@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 13:06:37 -0700
  • Message-id: <200612101306.38040.rmyster@xxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 09 December 2006 19:36, Doug McGarrett wrote:
> I'm having a problem with a setup using 2 hard drives.
> hda is XP, hdb is Suse 10.0. If both drives are
> connected, something is telling the bios that there are NO
> hard drives connected. If I disconnect hdb, I get
> a message that the primary hard drive has been
> detected. Then when the system tries to boot I
> get a grub failure error. I really don't need Linux on that
> machine. How can I get the machine to boot into XP
> without the grub boot error, with the second drive disconnected?
> I am also having trouble with the CD player on that machine,
> so it's problematical if I can boot off a CD. (I don't have
> any kind of backup disk for XP, as far as I remember.)
> I could have done this with an old Windows, with fdisk mbr,
> off of a floppy, but I don't know what XP wants.

Have you tried switching the order the drives are listed in the bios?
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