OpenSUSE Install :: Lost - After Win7 Installation

Aug 9, 2010

After installing Windows 7 my computer doesn' t ask which OS to start. I starts with win7 automatically. How can I start my computer with OpenSuse?

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.4 And Win7 Dual Boot - Grub Lost?

Apr 1, 2011

I am trying to Dual-boot Windows & and OpenSUSE 11.4, and have run into walls all over the place. Here is what I did:

1. Windows 7 was already installed. (Don't like it, freezes all the time)
2. Installed OpenSUSE using default partition options.
3. Booted into OpenSUSE with no problem
4. Tried booting into Windows, no joy.
5. Got that figured out, now I can get into Windows.
6. GRUB is gone, so now I can't get back into OpenSUSE.

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Ubuntu :: Lost WIN7 After Installing U10.04 / Get That Back?

Oct 2, 2010

I have a harddisk which is partiotioned in C & D. I've installed WIN XP on C and WIN 7 on D. Then I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on D beside WIN 7. Now I can't access to WIN 7 and also to drive D in XIN XP and in Ubuntu.
What can I do to get back WIN 7 and drive D ?

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General :: Partition Lost After Win7 Installed

Jul 28, 2011

I have a PC, with 1 HD of 500GB and the following partitions:
Windows XP - NTFS 50 GB
Windows 7 - NTFS 350 GB
Linux Ubuntu - 98 GB
Linux swap - 2GB

The last OS that I have installed was Windows 7, and each time, when I started up my PC, I saw GRUB first, and after choosing the option to load windows, the Windows loader giving me 2 options, one for Windows 7 and one for Windows XP. I didn't like to see first GRUB and after that the windows loader, it was redundant, but everything was working well. One day, I decided to mix the windows 7 and the windows XP partitions (deleting the windows XP and resizing windows 7). I tried to do that with the Windows 7 utility included in the control panel but I couldn't. It said that I couldn't delete the active partition or something like that. It was not possible to delete the partition in which WinXP was stored.

Then, I decided to boot with Ubuntu and use the partitioning tool that comes with it to delete the WinXP partition. It was possible to delete the partition, and I also putted the option "bootable" on the 350GB Windows 7 partition. After that, I rebooted and it was not possible to load windows. Then I tried changing in GRUB the entry for Windows, because I thought if I could put the correct partition to load from, it wouldn't be more problems. I tried several times but I couldn't load windows, so I putted the Windows 7 DVD and I started the installation process, waiting to see an option saying that there was already a system in the partition of 350GB, and allowing me to fix the mbr in that partition.

My surprise was when I choose the partition of 350GB and the installation process began. I was afraid of to lose my data then I decided to reset the computer! And now, all my 350GB disk is gone! I can't see the partition when I enter with Ubuntu. I'm really worried about this, because the computer detects the 350GB partition as empty, and I don't know what to do! I turned off the computer and now I am using another to write this. I have all my files and important information in that partition! and It seems it's lost. I hope it's still possible to restore the partition. Actually I don't care if I have to install again my operating systems but I need my information!

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OpenSUSE Install :: Suse11.4 - Clear Up A Free Space In HD To Install Win7 ?

Jul 9, 2011

Just installed and started to use the suse11.4 two weeks ago when my Win7 broke down. Now I got a new Win7 recovery disc from my laptop manufacturer, and want to install a Win7 accompanying with the suse11.4.

My question is how to clear up a free space in HD to install win7? Currently, I have 3 partitions that are sda1, sda2 and sda3 with space 2G(swap), 20G(root) and 270G(home) respectively. I want to free up half space from sda3 to install Win7, how to do it without delete the data on it? One weird thing is that my HD totally is 320G, but when I installed SUSE, only 300G was usable and the other 20G is missing until now. The fdisk -l command info. is showed below:

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OpenSUSE Install :: Revert To Windows Bootloader To Install Win7 SP1?

Feb 25, 2011

Currently I am running a dual boot with Windows 7 and openSUSE 11.3. Windows has two partitions, one for the system partition and another for the OS. I have 3 Linux partitions (swap, root, and home). Obviously I am running GRUB to boot, but this seems to be impacting my ability to install Windows 7 SP1. I would like to revert back to the Windows boot loader, install the Service Pack, and then revert back to GRUB. How do I do this?

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General :: Installed Win7 With Ubuntu 10.04 - Grub Lost

Jun 21, 2010

I want to know about grub. Let start with the explanation of grub. I am using Ubuntu 10.04. Yesterday when I installed widows7, I lost my grub. Every time I tried to install windows running on Ubuntu machine, the grub is lost. Why is it so? How can I restore it (for Ubuntu 10.04)? Can any advance setup be made while installing windows, so that the grub is not lost?

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 & Win7 On A Notebook?

Jul 26, 2010

partitioning and maximum installation success for having both these OS's run a brand new notebook, starting from scratch?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed Alongside Win7 But GRUB Doesn't Appear; Just Boots Win7

Dec 31, 2010

Just installed Ubuntu 10.10 onto my new netbook from a USB stick. The laptop came with Win7 Starter, which I kept on a small partition. Installation was apparently successful, but when I start up the computer, it will go straight to Win7 and GRUB doesn't appear.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win7 Bootloader Is Broken / Doesn't Seem To Detect The Win7?

May 2, 2011

I had vista installed, then I installed Win7 on a dif. partition. Then I installed Ubuntu 11.4 over the vista partition (formatted first), and now I can't get into Win7. I'm really at a loss. I've tried the Win7 disk, and it doesn't detect the Win7 installation. I've also tried sudo update-grub, and it doesn't seem to detect the win7 install either. I've tried making the Win7 partition bootable using gpart as well. I'd like to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, however I need to do that.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed After Win7 Now Win7 Wont Boot?

Apr 23, 2011

i installed ubuntu after windows 7 but now i cant boot windows 7 i tried the start up repair and I've read through some questions answered on here and int figure out the problem i don't want to uninstall ubuntu unless it's my only option

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Ubuntu Installation :: Re-install Grub2 After New Win7 Install To New Disc?

Apr 18, 2011

I have been running ONLY linux (ubuntu) on my computer for years now. However, a friend sucked me back into the world of MMO's (angry fist @ RIFT). So, I decided to pick up a new disc, slap windows 7 on it and now want to dual boot.Basically I had to do some disc juggling to get windows to play nice. So my windows drive is now first, then my Ubuntu drive second.Its been a while so I'm wondering how involved / what would be the steps to get grub2 to chainload into windows7 (in my head I want to say I'm going to boot into the live cd, mount the windows disc and reinstall the loader to the windows drive since its the first disc in the chain?)

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OpenSUSE Install :: No More Peaceful Coexistence Of Win7?

Dec 24, 2009

If I understand correctly, there is no more "Install Linux as a second OS, and Windows will run as it is. Linux won't disturb it". If Grub is installed on MBR, Windows 7 will not install service pack.

If the MBR is left untouched during the installation of Linux, the active flag has to be switched from Windows's partition to Linux's partition. This again will prohibit Windows 7 from installing a service pack. Thus installing Linux as a second OS and giving the computer to somebody who is not expert in partitioning and booting will lead to trouble if Windows is regularly used. Is this correct, and is there a solution as to not creating worries for the Windows users by installing Linux?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Want To Install Win7 / Don't Want To Screw 11.2

Mar 14, 2010

i currently have XP 32bit and Opensuse 11.2 64bit installed, i would like to install win7 64bit but don't want to screw up my opensuse installation. If i format my win partition, and install win7 should i still get a grub menu?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Manage To Boot Among Win7 / 11.3 / Ubuntu?

Sep 30, 2010

I'm used to be a Ubuntu user at first,and using its Grub loader so far.Several moths later,I just find that may be Opensuse is another good choice.So I installed Opensuse 11.3 without grub using KDE Livecd version because it cant find the Ubuntu partition while the install process,but the install application can find Win7 installed in my laptop.Soon I logined to Ubuntu and Updated the grub settings in Ubuntu.This grub program in Ubuntu found that there's a Opensuse 11.3 on a partition. So I can login to SUSE by Ubuntu's Grub.But Now I want to use SUSE its own Grub.So what should I do to change my default Grub Loader from Ubuntu's to SUSE's?

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 - How To Partition BootCamp Drive For Win7

Feb 22, 2011

I am new to linux , I installed Suse 11.3 a week ago on my new iMac 27'' core i7 and my experience have been wonderful so far. However I would like to install windows beside Suse (for games and windows only apps). I used bootcamp to create a 200G partition for Suse, and I would like to partition the bootcamp further to install windows beside Suse, and choose the OS at boot time using rEFIt. I searched google and couldn't find a guide for installing windows 7 when linux is installed first.

1- I want to learn how to partition the boot camp drive using suse to create an empty partition for windows install.
2- I want to learn how to install windows 7 on the mentioned partition without harming any boot configurations, as I said I want to be able to choose from the OSes at boot time using rEFIt bare in mind that the current installed OSes are suse 11.3 and OS X.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Get Win7 Visible In Grub Menu?

Mar 14, 2011

I have Opensuse 11.2 installed (on hd0 at the time of installation) To install Windows 7 alongside I had to switch my hard drives (hd0 became hd1 and vice versa) What is the best approach to reinstall grub and get both Opensuse and Win7 visible in the grub menu?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Win7 Ate The SUSE After System Restore?

Mar 29, 2011

Hardware issue forced me to restore Win7. Installed EasyBCD to boot into openSUSE, no work. Boot puppy, it shows space where SUSE should be as unallocated space. I think Puppy doesn't see ext4 though. Can't boot live KDE off USB for some reason, though I originally installed from that exact medium. Tried ACPI=off and nomodeset. Error says trouble mounting clic filesystem, mounted as read only. Something like that. Then reboot 120secs, which it never actually does. I don't want to reinstall SUSE if I don't have to.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Bcdedit.exe Error On 11.4 Installer In Win7?

Apr 3, 2011

I have an ASUS N82 model notebook with Windows 7 and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 GPU. I downloaded the openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso file and tried to run it from my desktop using Daemon Tools LITE software. The install program for the installer started up and let me progress all the way to the final screen at which point it starts extracting files and then I almost immediately get this error message: "Cannot exec bcdedit.exe"

I have done everything I know to do to make sure that I am signed in and running the install as an administrator. I even ran the command prompt as an administrator to make sure that I could run bcdedit.exe myself and it ran fine.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Win7 Install - Grub And Mounting SDB Errors

Jan 4, 2010

I decided to install windoze 7 and it finally worked. It was complicated, I have two HDD's on cable select and the one I wanted M$ installed on was second in the series. So I changed that around and it finally installed. I then changed it back to the way it was and now of course grub works for SUSE but not M$. I get error #13. My Windows drive also does not show up in sysinfo:/. I went to terminal and ran fdisk -l and

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0004924b
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 263 9726 76019580 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 472.3 GB, 472345632768 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 57426 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x30ceb02f

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table. And that is the outcome.

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OpenSUSE Install :: After Installing No Win7 But Just Command Line Of SUSE?

Aug 21, 2010

well, gonna straight-explain what I`ve here: had a Win7 64bit installed machine and created a D drive as I was intended to install Suse there (so it`s `Extended`) after succesfully installed SLED and finally restarted the laptop to see use Win7 again there was no Loader for me to choose which Operation System (I have another machine with XP,Ubuntu and Pardus - never had sucha problem)then I had to chose SLED of course but this time it didn`t bring me to the login page but to the Command Line of SLED, and the thing is that I can`t use command line on linux. tried several times and with failsafe login but stıll having command line and there is no Win7 to run on Loader.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Mounting EXT4 Partition As Drive In Win7

May 22, 2011

I would like to ask you if there is a robust way to mount as a drive a ext4 partition inside windows 7 and if it is possible to use it also to storing window's 7 data.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Install VirtualBox (XP Or Win7)

Feb 23, 2011

I'm now on ubuntu and I want to install virtualbox on my system i.e. maverick 10.10. I downloaded virtualbox-4.0_4.0.4-70112~Ubuntu~maverick_i386.deb but there was a problem. My software center says "Cannot install 'libqt4-network". I even did it with terminal but same problem: 'Cannot install 'libqt4-network'.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 - User Information Entered At The Beginning Of The Install Gets Lost

Jan 2, 2010

When trying to install 11.2 from DVD, the user information I entered at the beginning of the install gets lost. I get to the Automatic Configuration step at the end of the install where the computer needs to reboot, and it asks for my user ID and password (it shouldn't do that). It won't accept the user I created (always says login failed), but it will accept root. That really doesn't matter, because the Automatic Configuration step has done anything, and I have a busted install. I've tried the install 4 or 5 times, but it is always the same problem. I eventually reinstalled 11.1 without any problem (though I did have to click Use Entire Disk on the partition section so it would delete the ext4 partitions created by the 11.2 install and create ext3 partitions).

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.4 /Win7 2 Hard Drives - Grub Doesn't Work

Apr 20, 2011

The installation went smoothly however, I have installed SuSE11.4 on my 2nd Hard Drive. Now Grub doesn't work and I want to know where and how to install it.

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Fedora Installation :: How To Install Win7 And F12 Dual Boot

Feb 7, 2010

I am a major noob to FC12. I need to install Windows 7 Pro and FC12 dual boot. I first used the windows CD to create 1 250 Gig partition on my 500 Gig HD. Of course windows created the 100 MB system partition. I left the rest unpartitioned. Windows installed okay. I then booted to the KDE FC12 Live CD and installed FC12. I specified to use the Free Space remaining on the HD. The installation finished but now only boots into FC12 and does not prompt me for the OS I want to boot.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Fedora 13 Or 10.04 On The Partition After Win7 Install

Jul 5, 2010

I just installed win 7 and now can't install fedira 13 on the partition that i made for it on the same drive. The problem is that after installation of win 7 i lost the ability to boot form cd. In bios i still have cd set up to boot first and drive second, but win 7 did something that overrides bios set up. I even tried Esc for boot menu, then i select to boot form cd, but it still boots in windows.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Resize Sda Drive And Install Win7

Sep 24, 2010

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04LTS on my entire hard drive of my laptop. It's been smooth ride, of course. I want to resize my drive and install windows 7 on the new partition. How do I do that? I have installed Gparted. I have ubuntu installation disk. I want Ubuntu to be the default OS and I want to log on to wndows 7 when I want to from the boot menu. How do I do that?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Install Win7 On Top Of It?

Jun 11, 2010

i've managed to clean instal my very first linux based os on my laptop. is there anyway to install win7 on top of opensuse? and dual boot them? I'm asking this is because i've done a lot of searches but my results are all opensuse on top of an existing m$ system. perhaps i have not searched enough.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Triple Boot - How To Remove Win7 And Install 10.04

Jun 6, 2010

Here is my dilemma at first grub loads and I have this options:
1.ubuntu 9.04 with a new kernal (update via-- system update)
2.ubuntu 9.04 with old kernal

And inside windows there is another boot screen for

Now I want to remove win-7 and install 10.04 in its place I want the safe/proper procedure to do it if there is already a thread like this then direct me there as I searched and did not get it.

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