Re: install Windows Server after Linux
- From: Brian <stringchopperREMOVEALLCAPS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 12:17:21 -0400
On Mon, 07 May 2007 09:22:24 -0600, ray <ray@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, 07 May 2007 09:43:41 -0400, Brian wrote:
On Sun, 06 May 2007 21:12:22 -0600, ray <ray@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sun, 06 May 2007 22:10:13 -0400, Brian wrote:
On Sat, 05 May 2007 08:49:28 -0600, ray <ray@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, 05 May 2007 06:11:19 -0400, Brian wrote:
I'm a Linux Newbie, using openSuSe 10.2. Can someone tell me the
steps to take to install Windows Server 2003 without losing access to
Here's my situation. Linux is installed on the 2nd Hard Drive, and
currently the first HD has only a FAT partition with nothing of
interest on it. I want to put Windows Server on this 1st drive.
I think Windows install will overwrite my MBR (linux loads from MBR on
first Hard drive). After all is done, I want GRUB to load from MBR on
1st Hard Drive. I think I need to make a boot disk for linux first,
and make sure it works, then after I install windows, I'd like to
configure GRUB to be the main loader.
How do I make a boot disk in Suse? Then, How do I make Linux GRUB
loader the main loader after windows is installed?
Thanks for any input!
Several ways to do this. I usually do:
1) boot Live CD
2) run grub
3) grub> find /boot/grub/stage1 - lists all the bootable partitions
4) grub> root (hdn,m) - n and m are for your partition e.g. (hd0,2) for
5) grub> setup (hd0) - to write the MBR to hda
6) grub> quit
7) done - reboot.
how do you run grub after booting the install CD. Do I choose
I didn't say the install CD - I mentioned a Live CD.
Also, I wasn't clear on the (hdn,m) = hda3 ???
Linux numbers disks and partitions as follows: primary adapter master
drive is hda; primary slave is hdb; secondary adapter master is hdc;
secondary slave is hdd. On each drive partitions are numbered starting
with 1. Grub counts both drive and partition from 0 - so - hda1 would be
(hd0,0) for Grub - hda2 would be (hd0,1) etc.
Linux is on sdb and windows is on sda, current MBR on sda boots to
I tried the info from the post after yours, from EOS, but when I got
into the installation, it wanted to reinstall files and such - when I
finally got to a repair boot loader screen, I had no choice but to
manually add an item to the list. I wasn't sure about the options
here, so I just added one "Windows 2003 Server" and left the
chainloader offset to 1 (the default). This gave me an error
(something about stage2 ??
If I read you right - MS is on sda1, so offset would be 0 - first drive,
thanks, but I think I'm having trouble with BIOS and setup. I had a
heck of a time getting Linux originally installed with my ABIT AB9Pro
M/B and SATA drives - finally got it with luck, by selecting a bunch
of drivers (that I knew nothing about), but it installed. Now, after
following your instructions (and those from EOS), I get errors
indicating that setup (or grub) doesn't see my disk correctly - Error
21: and Error 22: And, when I enter "root (hd0,0)" at the grub
prompt, I get "Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7". So I
tried "rootnoverify (hd0,0)" and I didn't get any complaints from
grub. But "setup (hd0)" got a Error 17: Cannot mount selected
Perhaps I'll just reinstall with hopes for the same luck I had first
The root (hdm,n) needs to point to the Linux partition which is
controlling the whole thing. The grub 'find' command should tell you what
to use there.
If you do reinstall - it's somewhat easier to install MS first and then
let Linux set up the dual boot automagically - though reports I've read
indicate that it sometimes gets sata drives wrong, so you may still be
faced with the same problem.
Ok, I used the hd info that grub returned, and that worked fine. When
I rebooted, I noticed that the windows boot option was there (from EOS
help here)... even though it was reporting an error.
Thanks a lot for your help
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