Want to boot XP and SUSE 9.3

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by basilio, Jun 6, 2005.

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  1. basilio

    basilio Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    I installed XP and SUSE 9.3, GRUB in the partition, not in MBR. SUSE is installed at the second HDD (IDE1).
    I cannot boot SUSE from OS Selector (XP is fine). This should be straight forward, could someone tell me what I should do?
    Basil de Visser, Amsterdam
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Basil,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Multiboot Managing Software.

    Could you please set the partition with GRUB as Primary Active partition (you may do it using Acronis Disk Dreictor Suite)? After that please deactivate and activate Acronis OS Selector choosing the appropriate option in "Tools" menu of Acronis OS Selector main screen. This should solve the problem.

    Thank you.
    Ilya Toytman
  3. crzzui

    crzzui Registered Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    I have exactly the same problem.

    I have Windows XP installed on the original system disk, and I have been trying to install Suse Linux 9.3 on a second IDE hard disk. After the initial installation the system reboots - but instead of coming back up in Linux it boots into Windows.

    I thought that using Acronis OS Selector would solve the problem by giving me the option of which OS to boot into, but in fact it cannot *see* the Linux installation. When the OS Selector window opens on reboot it only shows the Windows OS.

    I have looked at the partitions in Disk Director and that shows:

    Disk 1:
    NTFS partition - Primary and Active

    Disk 2:
    Linux Swap (1GB) - Primary
    ReiserFS (110GB) - Primary and Active

    I have also tried deactivating and reactivating OSS as suggested above. But that made no difference.

    I would be grateful for any other suggestions.
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
  5. The Doctor

    The Doctor Guest


    I've had the same trouble after I installed SuSE (OS Selector didn't see it) Here's what I did...

    I booted the PC from the Linux CD.

    Chose "installation"

    It started to install and then told me I had an install already there... I was then given the option to repair.

    I let the system repair itself - this sorted out the boot sector

    and when I re-started - OS selector found it OK

    a long way round perhaps but it works :)

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