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Old 03-19-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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no active partition opensuse 12.1


hello after installing opensuse 12.1 x64 i get a no active partition error when i reboot. anyone know how i could resolve this? using a ssd drive and this has happened on 2 of my machines

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anthony
 
Old 03-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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Possibly you forgot to set the disk boot flag when partitioning.
 
Old 03-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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The active flag was not set to one of the partitions during the installation. For older mainboards this flag is also necessary.

Here is the solution:

Set this flag manually by the use of fdisk. Then start the rescue system and log in as user root.

With the command fdisk -l you are able to figure out the device name of your hard drive.

Here an example: An IDE hard drive is connected at the primary IDE controller as Master:

Code:
# fdisk /dev/hda
Please type in successively:

a to activate the partition
1 to choose the first partition
w to write the changes

It is irrelevant for which partition the active flag is set.

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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ok thanks so much ill give that a try
 
Old 03-21-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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Use exact same install method to a normal mechanical drive. See if it fails. There are still some odd issues with ssd's and motherboards.

I can't be sure your data is OK or your install method or system or what.
 
Old 03-22-2012, 01:31 AM   #6
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Gday mate. I think opensuse despite being perhaps my favorite distro, has a bad installer. At the last part, did you specify where grub was to be installed, because i think root and mbr are disabled by default.
 
Old 03-22-2012, 02:52 AM   #7
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I think you'll find that message has nothing to do with Linux or its bootloader - it (the message) is likely from the (lame) BIOS. M$oft mandated an active partition was required by its bootloader. Some BIOS writers took this as gospel.
As @Satyaveer Arya said, just turn the bit on one (primary) partition. Yes it does matter somewhat, but most BIOS I have tested will accept the "extended" partition as bootable. Like I said, just bloody lame ...
 
  


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