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Old 12-28-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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openSuSE 12.1 Microsoft Vista dual boot computer won't boot


My computer won't boot up. When I power it on, I hear the CD ROM make noises, then the noises stop, and then the keyboard appears to go to sleep. The Caps Lock and Num Lock will slowly flash, and the screen is black.

I tried the SystemRescueCD and it does the same thing. This happened about a week after using Gparted.
 
Old 12-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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It sounds like it's not reading anything.
Can you get yourself a boot cd and see if that works?
 
Old 12-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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I tried the SystemRescueCD and it does the same thing. This happened about a week after using Gparted.
See if gparted still boots or was gparted installed?
 
Old 12-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #4
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Sounds like a hardware problem, in all probability. Try opening the case and disconnecting all hard drives, optical drives, and any peripherals you might have installed. If the system completes POST and gives you an error like "No operating system found", you can gradually begin reconnecting drives and peripherals, one at a time, until you find the problem hardware.

Basically, you want to ensure that the system passes POST and you can get into the BIOS settings (usually by hitting delete or F2). If that works, we can diagnsoe further from there.
 
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I can not help you with your issue sorry. Take on what the others have said. I need to tell you something else though.
Opensuse 12.1 support halted back in May and it does not get extended, 'evergreen' support.
You better download a newer release; the newest release is 13.1
 
Old 12-29-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I was actually trying to repartition in preparation for an upgrade to OpenSuSE 13.1. I used gparted from the SystemRescueCD to repartition. Now I cannot boot the OS from the SystemRescueCD. I think this could be hardware related. I will follow the advice given. Thanks everyone!
 
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I used gparted from the SystemRescueCD to repartition. Now I cannot boot the OS from the
that will cause it to not boot

changing the size and locations will do that
 
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I was actually trying to repartition in preparation for an upgrade to OpenSuSE 13.1. I used gparted from the SystemRescueCD to repartition. Now I cannot boot the OS from the SystemRescueCD. I think this could be hardware related. I will follow the advice given. Thanks everyone!
Version skipping during an upgrade is also not supported, not just in Opensuse but in any distro i'm aware of. Not only is it not supported, but Opensuse has enough issues as it is, upgrading from on version to the next, let alone if you're skipping two releases. You'll be better off downloading the 13.1 iso and doing a fresh install.
 
Old 12-30-2013, 08:56 AM   #9
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I removed the hard drive and RAM, reinstalled the hard drive and RAM, and the computer does the same thing that it did previous. It goes to sleep after making CD noises, and the number lock and caps lock buttons slowly flash.

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that will cause it to not boot

changing the size and locations will do that
The interesting thing is the computer worked fine for a week after I repartitioned it. I probably booted it up 10 separate times. Maybe I corrupted the MBR? I can't even get into BIOS.

I was thinking about removing the hard drive, transferring all data off the hard drive onto my other computer, and reformatting that hard drive. I don't know if that will work or not.

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You'll be better off downloading the 13.1 iso and doing a fresh install.
That is what I was planning on doing.

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Old 12-30-2013, 09:18 AM   #10
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I can't even get into BIOS.
Thats the 1st thing needing fixing. Killing MBR should not kill bios unless it is like my old Compaq Laptop was, where the put some of the bios on the hard drive. I am talking about a Pentium 1 Compaq 1540DM though that would not handle Open Suse. So this is not probably your problem.

http://forums.devshed.com/windows-he...aqs-31687.html

You probably/definitely have some kind of hardware glitch. My IBM M57 did something like yours once. Re-seating the ram fixed it though and I also had error beeps.

It has not screwed up again since.

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