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tebinka
03-Dec-2013, 14:08
Hi all,

I have a laptop with two hard drive slots. I have installed a 240GB SSD in slot 1 and use the older 750GB HDD in slot 2.
I would like to install SLED on the SSD and Windows 7 on the HDD.
Previously I made an attempt to install the systems but they fail to see each other and thus not allowing me to choose which one to boot from.
Also, I would very much like to mount the Windows 7 partition (NTFS) once SLED boots up so that I can access the files from this HDD.

So the questions are:
1. In which order do I install the systems, how do I configure partitions on each drive?
2. How to I enable a booting menu so that I can choose which one to boot from?
3. How do I auto mount the NTFS partition from within SLED?

Many thanks. Please ask if any details are unclear.
Regards

Michael

malcolmlewis
03-Dec-2013, 15:18
On Tue 03 Dec 2013 01:14:01 PM CST, tebinka wrote:


Hi all,

I have a laptop with two hard drive slots. I have installed a 240GB SSD
in slot 1 and use the older 750GB HDD in slot 2.
I would like to install SLED on the SSD and Windows 7 on the HDD.
Previously I made an attempt to install the systems but they fail to see
each other and thus not allowing me to choose which one to boot from.
Also, I would very much like to mount the Windows 7 partition (NTFS)
once SLED boots up so that I can access the files from this HDD.

So the questions are:
1. In which order do I install the systems, how do I configure
partitions on each drive?
2. How to I enable a booting menu so that I can choose which one to boot
from?
3. How do I auto mount the NTFS partition from within SLED?

Many thanks. Please ask if any details are unclear.
Regards

Michael




Hi
Are you using UEFI booting, or the standard BIOS/mbr?

What version of SLED 11?

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tebinka
03-Dec-2013, 15:40
The Elitebook 8770w seem to support UEFI based booting, that's what I can tell from the boot menu. But I am not 100%.
When previously running SLED and Windows on separate partitions but on 1 SSD it has worked fine and appeared in SLED's typical boot menu with SUSE/Failsafe/Win7.
OS: SLED 11 SP2 11.2.2-1.193

Please have a look at the attached screen shot for partition information if this is of any help.

Many thanks
Michael

http://tebinka.net/public/IMG_9952.JPG

tebinka
03-Dec-2013, 16:03
Correction: It is normal BIOS/mbr boot.

malcolmlewis
04-Dec-2013, 02:56
On Tue 03 Dec 2013 02:44:02 PM CST, tebinka wrote:


The Elitebook 8770w seem to support UEFI based booting, that's what I
can tell from the boot menu. But I am not 100%.
When previously running SLED and Windows on separate partitions but on 1
SSD it has worked fine and appeared in SLED's typical boot menu with
SUSE/Failsafe/Win7.
OS: SLED 11 SP2 11.2.2-1.193

Please have a look at the attached screen shot for partition information
if this is of any help.

Many thanks
Michael

[image: http://tebinka.net/public/IMG_9952.JPG]




Hi
OK, so you can edit the grub configuration to add windows via the
chainloader and can use YaST partitioner to add the windows C as a
mount point.

For grub, you need to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file or add the
entry via YaST bootloader;



###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name:
windows###
title Windows 7
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1


For the windows partition, use YaST partitioner and select sda2 and
edit, on the right in mount point, type in;


/windows/C

Don't format either ;)

If manually, you would add an entry in /etc/fstab with;


/dev/sda2 /windows/C ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.U TF-8 0 0

You would also need to create the mount point;


mkdir -p /windows/C


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Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SLED 11 SP3 (x86_64) GNOME 2.28.0 Kernel 3.0.101-0.8-default
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