[PLUG] Dual boot problem OpenSuse + XP

sonawanesk at yahoo.com sonawanesk at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 18 09:06:54 PDT 2009


Unable to boot windows XP.

On selecting  Windows following message flashes

    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader (hd0,0)+1
Grub loading stage 2

and again Screen for selecting operating system to boot appears.

The contents of menu.lst are as follows........
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# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Jun 16 20:51:19 IST 2009
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title openSUSE 10.3
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.5-31-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3160215AS_9RA4B9CY-part6 resume=/dev/sda5 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.5-31-default

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader (hd0,0)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 10.3
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.5-31-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3160215AS_9RA4B9CY-part6 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off  3
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.5-31-default
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The partitions are as follows...
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/dev/sda 149.0GB  ---- 0 19456
/dev/sda1 24.4GB FAT32 /windows/C 0 3186
/dev/sda2 124.6GB Extended  3187 19456
/dev/sda5 2.0GB Linux Swap Swap 3187 3448
/dev/sda6 20GB  Linux native / 3449 6059
/dev/sda7 8GB Linux native /home 6060 7104
/dev/sda8 31.2GB FAT32 /windows/D 7105 11183
/dev/sda9 31.7GB FAT32 /windows/E 11184 15326
/dev/sda10 31.6GB FAT32 /windows/F 15327 19456
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Checked /windows/C  ( /dev/sda1/ ) has bootable.flag. and has boot.ini  

YAST-> System -> Boot loader .. boot loader configuration ... boot from MBR

Please suggest what else should I check and how to go about fixing this problem without re-installing Windows.

Thanks in advance.
Satish 



      


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