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Old 04-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
rkamdar
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SUSE 11 SP1 Boot Issue


I'm using a system for where I need to re-boot different O/S to debug problems.
I am using a Dell R710 Server system and have installed SUSE 11 SP1 x64 Enterprise on an Solid State Drive.

Initally the O/S installs fine and boots and I can use it. But if I remove the drive re-boot the system with another O/S then boot the system with SUSE again will will not boot.

While its trying to install, the system revert to the shell and displays the following messages:

"Could not find /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-<multi-digit-value>-part 2.
"Do you want me to fall back to /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-<multi-digit-value>-part 2 (Y/n)

Selecting Y, and it waits for certain time for the drive to appear which it doesn't and exits to the shee. Selecting n, means it exists directly to the shell.

The only workaround I could find is to re-install the entire O/S which I've done several times.

Any help to understand what's going and to workaround it w/o having to re-install the O/S would be very helpful. Issue doesn't appear with RHEL 6 on the same type of drive.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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Basically my guess is fstab and grub as to how bios views things each time.


http://fixunix.com/setup/548822-suse...e-problem.html

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
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SUSE 11 SP1 x64
you are aware that novel no longer supports sp1 for 11
sp2 and 3 are supported

SUSE 11 SP1 is "end of life "

i take it you installed suse's grub on the ss drive ?
or some other place
 
Old 04-06-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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SLES 11.1 is still supported (and is the latest version).

OpenSUSE 11.1 I can't speak about, but I assume that is what you are referring to, John.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #5
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Yes, GRUB is installed by default on the SS Drive. I didn't change the bootloader type. Any ideas on a workaround for this?
 
  


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