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Re: [opensuse] help needed to recover dual boot.
On 20/09/13 21:57, "Albert, Oszkó" wrote:
Hi,

I have oS 12.3 with GRUB

OszkoA


2013-09-20 11:31 keltezéssel, Basil Chupin írta:
On 20/09/13 17:37, "Albert, Oszkó" wrote:
Hi all,

I have (had) a Win XP + openSuSE dual boot system. In the last couple of years I used only the linux part, but now I would need windows again to do some work with some specific software. I faced the problem that I could not boot into windows any more. I see both C: and D: partitions, the latter is for my data etc in windows.
How could I make it bootable again, without reinstalling any of the opsystems?

Thanks: OszkoA

Which version of openSUSE are you running?

Go to YaST>Bootloader and see which version of grub you are using - the first page of Bootloader will show if you are using 'grub' or 'grub2'.

Once we know the answers to above it should be only (hopefully! :-) ) a matter of running either grub- or grub2-mkconfig to get you out of trouble.

(But there are some parameters to be used with grub- or grub2-mkconfig so don't just go and run this command!)

BC

Hi,

I have oS 12.3 with GRUB

OszkoA


Good. Now go back to YaST>Bootloader and click on the Boot Loader Options and see (on the first line) if the 'Probe Foreign OS' box is ticked - it should be by default. Let me know if it isn't.

Now open a terminal and login in as root:

type su - [ENTER]

then the root password.

As root type in:

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub/cfg [ENTER]

This should create a new grub menu showing both openSUSE 12.3 and the XP.

If this won't boot your XP then the problem lies elsewhere and will require more looking into.

BC


PS BTW, please don't top post (as you can see I transferred your reply to the appropriate spot above).

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