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Old 09-03-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
gomz84
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Unhappy cant boot to suse 11.1 and no booloader to manage the bootlist( windows and suse)


i was having windows xp and suse 11.1 as dual boot in which my laptop is using suse bootloader to choose the list of OS..and not MBR..after i finish printing my report and i restart the laptop i have tis error:

GNU GRUB version 0.95 (639K lower/523200K upper memory)
[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/file name.]
Grub>

and i solved it by using this:
1) rootnoverify (hd0,0)
2) chainloader +1

this manage to boot windows instantly without goin through suse bootloader..it seems tat my computer straight away boots windows witout a bootloader list to boot suse or the failsafe mode..i thoutght tat suse is not in my computer but i checked the disk management and found suse partitions is still thr..which means suse is still in my laptop...
Plz any1 help me to restore my suse 11.1 as my important data is in suse...and im a newbie in linux...My computer straights away goes to windows...i hope this information is enough..
Plz help!

Last edited by gomz84; 09-03-2009 at 12:43 PM.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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The entry you refer to in your post (rootnoverify (hd0,0) is part of the Grub bootloader from Suse. Most likely problem is that you have hiddenmenu enabled in your menu.lst file and timeout set to zero (0) or a very low number. If you can't boot Opensuse, use its installation CD, mount the Opensuse partition and check your timeout and hiddenmenu entries in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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cant boot to suse 11.1 and no booloader to manage the bootlist( windows and suse)

im sorry yancheck, i dont understand u,
can u giv me step by step guide on how to do it??..im totaly blank..
 
Old 09-03-2009, 09:28 PM   #4
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Let's start at the beginning. Based on your first post, I assume you previously had both OpenSuse 11.1 and xp installed and were successfully able to boot each using the Grub bootloader, correct??

I don't understand what you mean by the line below

Quote:
.and not MBR..after i finish printing my report and i restart the laptop i have tis error:
Are you saying you didn't have a Grub file in the mbr or that you now do not have one and what 'report' are you referring to? If you don't have the stage1 file of Grub in the mbr, Grub won't boot your system so??

I'm not sure if you are saying you are booting xp with the xp bootloader or with Grub, or do you know? If you were successfully booting both xp and Opensuse before, what changed? I'm not sure if you just have the xp bootloader now or are using Grub and don't have correct entries for Opensuse? If you used the entry from your first post (rootnoverify (hd0,0)in your Opensuse /boot/grub/menu.lst file and are able to boot xp that way, then you probably just need to modify the menu.lst file to boot Opensuse. Since you can't boot Opensuse, use the installation CD or any Linux Live CD to mount the partition to see your menu.lst file to check the default entry and hiddenmenu lines. I guess you don't know how to do this so why don't you run the command: fdisk -l (lower case letter L) from your install or Live CD, logged in as root user in terminal or konsole and post that partition information here.

The entries in your menu.lst file should be similar to those below from my Suse menu.lst.


Quote:
color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd1,0)/boot/message
 
Old 09-07-2009, 08:07 AM   #5
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cant boot to suse 11.1 and no bootloader to manage the bootlist( windows and suse)

hi yancek,
yes i had windows xp and opensuse 11.1 installed ans was using grub bootloader..and the phrase "report" were my personal project that i was printing using my laptop,but after i finish my printing work..then i was shown this:

GNU GRUB version 0.95 (639K lower/523200K upper memory)
[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/file name.]
Grub>

witout goin to the bootloader where it will list dwn the OS which i can choose..

but then i googled this problem and was told to do this:
1) rootnoverify (hd0,0)
2) chainloader +1


then i manage to boot to windows xp but the problem is that my laptop is no more using the grub bootloader..and i can no more acess the suse 11.1 but i went to computer management and the partition for suse 11.1 is still thr which means i still have suse in my laptop..and i tried googling it also and found out that repairing the installed system using the suse DVD will work..so i tried it but i have the " unable to find root partiton" error and im lost with no sollution..
tq
 
Old 09-07-2009, 09:11 AM   #6
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Quote:
1) rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
The Grub entry above would points to a windows partition bootloader on the first partition of the first hard drive. If that is where your windows partition is and you have the Grub stage1 file in the master boot record it should work.

Do you have a Linux Live CD, your Opensuse CD should work. Just load it in the drive and open a terminal/konsole window, log in as root (su or su -), enter your password if asked and run the command "fdisk -l" (without quotes, lower case Letter L) to get partition information and post it here.

What did you do to be able to boot xp? You may have overwritten the Grub file in the master boot record?
 
  


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