unable to boot windows 2000

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
iI had installed windows 2000 professional and LINUX/suse 7.3 in two different hard disc having capacity 160 GB each. But when I make windows 2000 and suse primary and secondary master respectively window 2000 does not boot. after that when I start windows 2000 alone it doesnt boot also!

 What  should I do now?
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    Which OS did you install first?
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    Had this issue setting up an XP/Ubuntu dual boot pc (one of my home systems).  Basically, Windows does not play well with other operating systems, including letting you dual boot.  Best and easiest solution I found was to set the Linux disk as the primary master with the Windows disk as either a slave or secondary master.

    Set up the pc with only the drive you are going to install Window on.  Yes, make it the primary master.  Do not hook up the Linux drive.  Install Windows.  Shut down the pc, move the Windows drive to either a slave, or the secondary master.  Install the drive you want Linux on as the primary master.  Install the Linux OS.  It should automatically pick up Win 2000 on the other drive and allow you to add it to the boot options.  If not, just continue installing your Linux OS on the drive.  Once done and you log into the Linux OS, you can edit the Grub boot menu and add the Windows OS.  This link is a good tutorial for Ubuntu and Win XP.  I don't know how the Ubuntu instructions compare to the same under Suse, but they should be similiar, if not the same.

    This link gives an edit to the windows boot.ini file.  Note that I have not used this myself.  I was much more content to leave Windows alone and use the Grub boot in the Linux OS.

    Here are a couple more discussions on the subject:
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    Could you please explain the "C" grade?  Did my suggested answer not help?  In that case you could have asked for further assistance.  If it did solve your problem, why were you unhappy with my answer?  Below is a link to questions regarding grading.
    thank you,
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    davinder101 - any response to my inquiry regarding the "C" grade?

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