[ltp] Can't start Windows after drive swap - openSUSE 13.1

Kevin Locke linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 2 May 2014 19:38:58 -0600

On Fri, 2014-05-02 at 20:03 -0400, James Knott wrote:
> I recently replaced the hard drive on my Thinkpad E520 with a larger
> one.  I have moved all the partitions over and can now boot into Linux,
> but I can not boot into Windows 7.  After installing the Windows
> partition, but before installing the Linux partition, I could boot into
> Windows.  I have checked and rechecked the grub menu and also verified
> that /boot/grup/menu.lst & device.map are correct, but I still cannot
> boot into Windows.

Windows is a bit sensitive to partition and disk geometry changes.
GParted has some useful suggestions in their FAQ (#14 and #15)[1].
"bootrec /fixboot" and "bootrec /rebuildbcd" may be useful.  Just be
aware that if you run "bootrec /fixmbr" or the automated repair,
you'll need to reinstall GRUB onto your MBR afterwards.

Good luck,

1.  http://gparted.org/faq.php#faq-14