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

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 02 May 2014 22:36:57 -0400

Kevin Locke wrote:
> 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,
> Kevin
> 1.  http://gparted.org/faq.php#faq-14

It booted OK, before I moved the Linux partitions over and set up grub. 
Also, it's a different problem than mentioned in that article.  The
chain loader doesn't start it.