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Re: [opensuse] dual boot issues
  • From: Dave <diacobel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:30:01 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <125012.33462.qm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The boot sector was reported as corrupted by the Windows 7 repair utilities.
Windows 7 repaired the boot sector and rebooted. I expected to go right back
into windows after the reboot but instead got a pleasant surprise and was back
at the grub boot menu. I selected Windows, grub took me to the Windows
partition, and Windows booted without problems. I am now back in SUSE via grub
and would like to thank everyone for all of their assistance. With the
assistance of this mailing list I have been able to resolve every issue that
came up in 11.1 and now have a system that is the best available anywhere.

Since the Windows 7 boot sector was corrupted during the install of grub should
I report this as a bug? After installing Win7 I was able to boot successfully
into Win7 until I installed grub.

Thanks again,


----- Original Message ----
From: Rajko M. <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:27:10 PM
Subject: Re: [opensuse] dual boot issues

On Sunday 25 January 2009 07:39:42 am Dave wrote:
I posted here a couple of weeks ago about dual booting 11.1 and Windows 7.
I am still unable to boot into the Win7 partition from grub. I have
googled extensively with no success. The faq on the Grub site is way
outdated and still discusses issues with RH7 and using drives larger than
8G. Has anyone had success dual booting openSUSE 11.1 and Windows 7. If
not, would anyone be interested in helping me figure this one out? I have
set up SuSE machines to dual boot into Windows since SuSE 6.1 and Windows
95 but am stumped on this one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


You got couple of answers:

Reading previous posts:
Voyager:/home/dave # mount -t ntfs /dev/sdd1 /windows/C
Unexpected clusters per mft record (-1).
Failed to mount 'dev/sdd1': Invalid arguement
You can copy console output, it saves typing and typos /dev/sdd1 and
arguement. Just highlight text as any other, go to email client, position
cursor where you want to copy text and press middle button (scroll wheel, or
both left and right button at the same time), and your console text will
appear in email.

According to the few posts in the Internet, your Windows partition is
It happened after boot loader was installed in MBR, so try to fix it using
rescue console on Windows 7 disk. I guess that command is 'fixmbr'
or 'fixboot', and then reinstall GRUB.

If it happens the same problem again please file bug report.

Regards, Rajko
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