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Old 06-16-2013, 02:22 AM   #16
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the bootinfo sript is great for diagnosing problems but seeing that it's a new installation, I would just remove the partitions that were created with gparted on failed install & let Opensuse do the partitioning, but not install a bootloader. Then I would just run sudo update-grub from LMDE & reboot.
Good morning from Amsterdam EDDY1. Firstly, thank you for your time and help. I'm very nervous about doing this. As I mentioned in my original post, openSUSE needed me to unmount my Mint partitions before I could mount the openSUSE ones on the external hard drive. The result was almost catastrophic. Thank God I'm a backup freak. Presumably, allowing openSUSE to automate the installation would create the same result. Secondly, maybe this has happened because yesterday I was messing around with Libreoffice trying to get the spell check to work. I updated it from the command line and then deleted it through the software manager and then reinstalled it directly from Libreoffice's web site. Needless to say it didn't fix the damn spell check and now can't uninstall Libreoffice from either the software manager or by sudo apt-get remove libreOffice because both say it isn't there. It appears I'm now in the wrong directory and I have no idea how to get back to one that was default on installation. Sorry I'm very new to Linux and it is a steep learning curve. Your insight is appreciated.
 
Old 06-16-2013, 04:09 AM   #17
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Do this from a terminal
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cd Documents/Boot
then hit the <Tab> key. The shell should complete the directory name. If nothing happens, try hitting the <Tab> key twice in quick succession.
Then try
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./bootinfoscript
Hi there, Okay, I've done that and got this:

andyinmokum@debimint-li-3710 ~ $ cd Documents/Boot\ Info\ Script/./bootinfoscript
bash: cd: Documents/Boot Info Script/./bootinfoscript: Not a directory
andyinmokum@debimint-li-3710 ~ $

Just an update, EDDY1 has also been providing asstance. I've got to the point where when I boot up the system openSUSE appears in the Grub boot window under my Mint installation. However, when I try to boot into openSUSE I get a message that I need to load the kernel first. I thought that was what the boot loader did.
 
Old 06-16-2013, 04:13 AM   #18
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Good morning from Amsterdam EDDY1. Firstly, thank you for your time and help. I'm very nervous about doing this. As I mentioned in my original post, openSUSE needed me to unmount my Mint partitions before I could mount the openSUSE ones on the external hard drive. The result was almost catastrophic. Thank God I'm a backup freak. Presumably, allowing openSUSE to automate the installation would create the same result. Secondly, maybe this has happened because yesterday I was messing around with Libreoffice trying to get the spell check to work. I updated it from the command line and then deleted it through the software manager and then reinstalled it directly from Libreoffice's web site. Needless to say it didn't fix the damn spell check and now can't uninstall Libreoffice from either the software manager or by sudo apt-get remove libreOffice because both say it isn't there. It appears I'm now in the wrong directory and I have no idea how to get back to one that was default on installation. Sorry I'm very new to Linux and it is a steep learning curve. Your insight is appreciated.
A further update. For some unexplained reason, when I now boot up the machine openSUSE appears in the Grub boot loader screen underneath the Mint installation. However, when I try to boot into openSUSE it says I must first load the kernel.
 
  


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