I am trying to install suse 9.1 on a Dell inspiron lap top. This computer has Windows xp already installed. During the install I only had enough space for the minimal graphical system (probably an indication that something was wrong since it has a 120G hard drive that is mostly empty). I tried the install anyway and it went smoothly until the reboot. Then I immediately got "GRUB geom error". I can boot from the installation CD. Yast gives me the message "it appears this machine already has Linux .. ". Then I take the option "Boot installed system" and it boots ok.
I cannot get into windows at all. If I use the windows installation CD and try the recovery console, I get the message "The path or file specified is not valid C:\>" . It does not seem to "see" the hard drive at all.
At this point I would be happy just to get Windows xp running again, and re-try the linux installation at a later date. I was just installing linux to learn about it and don't know much about it yet.