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Re: Get Rid of Dual Boot

  • Subject: Re: Get Rid of Dual Boot
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2005 16:45:14 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Charlie] on Sunday 04 September 2005 15:55 \__

> James Knott wrote:
>> Charlie wrote:
>>>I have a dual boot system XP Pro on the 1st drive and Suse 9.3 on the
>>>second. I want to get my Suse 9.3 on both drives (loose Windows).
>>>Is there any way I can do this and still be able to boot into the SUSE
>>>system. I would probably have to reformat the Widows drive because it is
>> Yes,  all you have to do is reformat that partition and remove XP from
>> Grub.
> Hi;
> Here is grub.conf.
> root (hd1,6)
> install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0)
> /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd1,6)/boot/grub/menu.lst
> quit
> Windows is on hd0, So my guess is this is how it has to look:
> root (hd1,6)
> install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2/boot/grub/stage2 0x8000
> (hd1,6)/boot/grub/menu.lst
> quit
> What do you think?
> Charlie

I was in the exact same situation a month ago. Houghi gave me detailed


  (see follow-ups and references at the bottom as well)


  (some screenshot you may find useful above)

Hope it helps,


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