Installed SuSE 8.1 now Win2k won’t boot!
Posted on 2003-02-28
My machine was running Windows 2000 on FAT32. The drive is 20GB. And yes I did say FAT32, no NTFS here. I installed it on FAT32 because I knew I would be installing Linux on it eventually.
So anyway, I installed SuSE on last night, it scanned the drive and shrank the Win2k partition down to 10GB, giving Linux 10GB of elbowroom, obviously.
After setting up root and my own user account, configuring hardware and rebooting, GRUB started and gave me the option of starting Linux or Windows.
So I selected Windows just to check if it was still working correctly. And no, it wasn’t.
Nothing happened, GRUP printed a couple of lines to the screen and then just a cursor flashing. Logging into Linux I can still see all the windows directories on C. But it will not boot. Is there any way to repair Windows boot record, when this happens?