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SUSE GRUB kills my MBR to boot to XP, W2003 & SUSE





shenyl
I have installed Win XP, Win 2003, and then installed SUSE 10.2.

The boot manager GRUB, messed up by MBR and I could not boot into XP nor Win 2003.

I use MasterBooter - efdisk /mbr to create a new MBR, and then use the MasterBooter to regain my XP and Win 2003.

Then unable to boot into SUSE 10.2.

Any suggestion on the GRUB issue?

Please help to clarify, I am still trying various attempts.
ezekiel_rage
shenyl wrote:
I have installed Win XP, Win 2003, and then installed SUSE 10.2.

The boot manager GRUB, messed up by MBR and I could not boot into XP nor Win 2003.

I use MasterBooter - efdisk /mbr to create a new MBR, and then use the MasterBooter to regain my XP and Win 2003.

Then unable to boot into SUSE 10.2.

Any suggestion on the GRUB issue?

Please help to clarify, I am still trying various attempts.


I dont see anything wrong with openSuse 10.2.

In my opinion it did not "messed up " your Master Boot Record.

Rather, you have not configured GRUB to boot your other OSes.

What I suggest is thet you boot from your openSuSE CD/DVD.

Once you have booted from your CD/DVD and in the choices selection menu, select "Install"

on the part where you have to choose the type of installation.

Select "other Options"

then do a repair from there.

If you want to save time just select advanced repair and select the part of the boot loader configuration.

let the installer reapair and reinstall GRUB.

If your other operating systems was not detected.

you have to add them.

create another entry, select "chainloader" and point to the partition that your other OS is located.

the rest is self explanatory.

Hope this helps
shenyl
Thank you, ezekiel_rage.

Yes, I have done that prior to this posting.

On my Compaq Presario NB, I manage to install GRUB to boot 2 x Win2000 and SUSE 10.2.

I don't even need to repair GRUB.

But on my LG Core2 Duo NB, even with the repair and setting of the chainloader, it stills unable to boot using GRUB.

I actually could not wait, and loaded GRUB on the superblock of my Extended partition (dev/hds4) and use MRBOOTER.exe to recognise my XP, Win2003 and SUSE 10.2.

It when well, booting all and chain booting GRUB to boot SUSE10.2.

Since it work, I really would not want to risk testing it again.

Thank you for your suggestion, which is really very detail.

With best regards.
redice
If you have not clear your grub from MBR, you may safe to add a entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst to boot up your windows xp & 2003.

And now, you may install wingrub - http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=4&url=http%3A%2F%2Fgrub4dos.sourceforge.net%2F&ei=pdryRbGgGp7AsAKUiYFn&usg=__yyjQq0NuP45WQR_Xo1hnMifUGds=&sig2=WyGbmZ4IDzC-QZv7MgLvhw to boot your SUSE.

Quote:
GRUB for DOS is the dos extension of GRUB. It enables dos users to run the configuration console directly in real mode. The project also contains an utility called WINGRUB, an GUI intends to help configuring and installing GRUB in the WINDOWS environment


Document link: http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
shenyl
Sure seem to run into you often.

Thanks for this contribution, it is real eyes opener. Again, I have to push this testing back, as this week is really busy.

Will download the DOSGRUB and test it out.

With my best regards.
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