HI - just installed Linux (SuSE 9.2 FTP install) for first time - total
I have an AMD k6/2 400 based machine that had Win98 (NOT SE) on it. I wanted to just go for it and decided to tell the install process to remove Windows. I also (at partition time) told it to use the entire disk - so it got rid of all the Win-related partitions - I had no interest in keeping Win around!
Anyway, SuSE installed fine, with ONE exception!
When I start/reboot the machine I get the following (before I ever get to the Boot Loader)
Not found any [active partition] in HDD
the flower box above this shows the disk as
Pri. Master Disk LBA, UDMA 2, 10141MB
If at this point I put in the bootable CD that I used to start the install, the system now goes to tthe SuSE Welcome screen, and then he Boot Loader (GRUB) and allows me to select "Boot From Hard Disk" followed by "SuSe Linux 9.2" at which point everything seems to be fine.
From YAST, my partition info looks as follows:
/dev/hda 9.4G AC310100B Start 0 End 19649
/dev/hda1 494.1M Linux Swap 0 1003
/dev/hda2 8.9G Linux Native 1004 19634
The Boot Loader definition looks like this:
Boot Loader: GRUB
Boot Loader Location: 1. IDE, 9.4GB, /dev/hda, WDCAC310100b (MBR)
Disk Order: /dev/hda
Default Section: Suse Linux 9.2
Activate Boot Loader Partition: Suse Linux 9.2 (default), floppy, failsafe
Replace Code in MBR: Leave untouched
Backup Affected Disk Areas: No
Add save3d MBR to BootLoader Menu:No
Save Method: Save Only Changed Files
Can anybody help me get to the point where this will boot directly from the HD?