Installation issues XP/Suse 10.2

06/07/2008 - 08:15 von Artnut | Report spam
Hi all,

The following is a mixed issue pertaining to XP and Linux (Suse 10.2)

Until last week I had RHEL5 on my dual boot pc with Win-XP. After I screwed
up RHEL5 post kernel installation, I had no other option than to reinstall
Linux as recovering it was getting too cumbersome.

A change of system with same old hard disk threw up another message from
WinXP. NTLDR missing.
Reinstalling XP didn't proceed after "Setup is inspecting your hardware
configuation". The screen remained blank for more than 30 mins. This
happened 4 -5 times that I tried. As I did not have RHEL5 with me, I had to
install Suse 10.2. The installation went smoothly.

After installing Suse, I could install XP. How is that? Why XP failed to
load earlier?

And now that I installed XP over Linux, I do not have grub and Suse is
hiding somewhere.

I booted with Suse cd and choose Rescue but the screen is totally different
from that in RHEL.

May I know why there is no standard format for recovery?

There was nothing that asked me to do a chroot /mnt/sysimage.
The funny thing was at the rescue prompt when I added a user name, it asked
me for a password but when I entered root as the username it did NOT prompt
me for a password.
Isn't it strange?

How do I recover Suse now? Google didn't help much. The plethora of
information is too confusing.

Thanks all,
Regards,

Arty
 

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#1 J.O. Aho
06/07/2008 - 10:13 | Warnen spam
Artnut wrote:

I booted with Suse cd and choose Rescue but the screen is totally different
from that in RHEL.

May I know why there is no standard format for recovery?



Same reason why there is not a unified car model in one color, people
have different opinions what is best.

There was nothing that asked me to do a chroot /mnt/sysimage.
The funny thing was at the rescue prompt when I added a user name, it asked
me for a password but when I entered root as the username it did NOT prompt
me for a password.
Isn't it strange?



You are in rescue mode, thats why.

I do suggest you do the chroot manually

mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/something
chroot /mnt/something /bin/sh

Even RedHat didn't have the automatic mounting of slices in their rescue
mode some years ago.


How do I recover Suse now? Google didn't help much. The plethora of
information is too confusing.



Basically what you need to do is to mount and chroot your slice and then
run grub-install, assuming your system is on /dev/sdaX

grub-install /dev/sda

I think your menu.lst/grub.conf may be missing the entry for the
microsoft thinggy so in that case you should add that one manually to
grub.conf/menu.lst.

you can always go the other way around too,
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Dual_B...ootloader_(NTLDR)_and_why


//Aho

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