Windows XP and SuSe???

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Old 09-09-2002
Windows XP and SuSe???

ok im really stupid, I got SuSe 8.0 and I instaled it onto my computer (im running Windows XP) and got the lilo thing running, SuSe worked fine but when I tryed booting XP it wouldn't go.

So I did a repair on the windows part and now I don't get the lilo thingSmilie I can get to linux by putting the CD in there but does anybody know how to fix this?

Another problem is that I have a 30 gig spare hardrive and it partioned it into a 20/10 gig hardrive, anyway I can fix that?
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Old 09-10-2002
For mutiple booting options I would suggest that you install GRUB(GRand Unified Bootloader) ; its the best one i have ever used by now. I have also got win xp runing on my box with redhat linux7.3; so i use GRUB for multiple boot its more userfriendly than lilo ... thats what i fell...u get a nice screen when start up ur box & u can choose whether to start win xp or linux. If u don't have grub in your SuSe8.0 installation cd; then you that download GRUb from

GRUB Compatibility: booting FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and GNU/Linux. Proprietary OS's such as Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP, and OS/2 are supported via a chain-loading function.

For your second have not mentioned what you need to be fixed with the hardrive; i presume if you want to merge the 20/10 gig partitions you can use Partition Magic
7.0( or even windows MS-DOS FDISK will also do the same but you need to know how to use FDISK. Attach your 30gig hardisk...boot to winXP...goto mSdos command prompt; type fdisk & press enter. You may use FDISK help for useful partioning commands. I hope so this solves your problem.
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Old 09-10-2002
Can I use GRUB for multi booting with Solaris also?I mean, Windows, Solaris and Linux!!

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Old 09-13-2002
hi I am also a newbe but a friend gave this link - try it it worked for me (getting XP and Suse 8 to boot together from the windows boot loader) Follow the steps properly and it should work! Good luck anyway.
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