new install, GRUB issue

01/09/2008 - 14:11 von Paul in Toronto | Report spam
I tried installing OpenSUSE 11.0 last night. It got to the point at the end
of the install where it was setting up the bootloader, and started giving
errors. Unfortunately, since I'm running off the Vista install on the same
box, I can't provide the initial error messages. I'll try the install again
once I'm done posting this, and I'll write them down.

In the meantime, I *can* provide some preliminaty stuff about the hard
drives and system...


Windows Vista is installed on the majority of dev/sda. I have a 6GB
partition at the end of the same drive for Linux swap space.

/dev/sdb is partitioned as:

/boot 125MB
/ ~30GB
/usr 15GB
/opt ~50GB
/home 39GB

there's also a 10GB partition for the Windows swap file on this drive.

I want GRUB to install its boot-time files into the MBR of /dev/sda, as was
done on /dev/hda on my other box. For some reason, it's not doing it. My
Windows boot setup has remained untouched, so I can boot into that OS fine.

I tried running the repair program off the OpenSUSE install DVD, and it told
me it fixed some things, and installed GRUB into the MBR of /dev/sda, but
when I went to reboot, I was told that there were errors during
installation. It didn't tell me what the errors were.

I'm going to try reinstalling, in case I missed something... If I still get
the same problem, is there any way of forcing GRUB to put itself into the
MBR of my first disc, like it's supposed to do?

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#1 Paul in Toronto
01/09/2008 - 14:22 | Warnen spam
Paul in Toronto wrote:

I want GRUB to install its boot-time files into the MBR of /dev/sda, as
was
done on /dev/hda on my other box. For some reason, it's not doing it. My
Windows boot setup has remained untouched, so I can boot into that OS
fine.



So I reinstalled, and got a message saying that my hard drive was labelled
as "GET" or something like that, and that erasing the partition table and
starting from scratch would fix it. So I followed the advice (didn't touch
the windows disc at all), and the Linux system booted after the
installation.

However... Windows Vista does not boot. When I pick that OS in the GRUB
menu, I get the following:

rootnoverify (hda2,0)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

And it just sits there serenely.

Any thoughts on how to fix?
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