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Old 10-25-2006, 05:44 AM   #1
Kenchie
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Grub problem - cannot boot Suse 10.1


Hi -

I just installed Suse 10.1 and after running fine for a few days, Grub 1.5 now appears to be stuck in restart mode and always boots to Windows without loading the selection screen, so I cannot get into Linux anymore. If I go into recovery mode from the DVD and try to reinstall GRUB to /dev/hda it says 'cannot create directory, read only file system'. Help please?!?!

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Last edited by Kenchie; 10-25-2006 at 09:37 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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Try to run the installation dvd/cd in recovery mode, it should fix the problem.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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Hi

Assuming access to a command line in recovery mode, typing

mount -o rw,remount /

will change the root filesystem from read-only to read-write.

HTH

B.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 04:52 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by lucazorzi
Try to run the installation dvd/cd in recovery mode, it should fix the problem.
How do I get to the recovery mode?
 
Old 12-14-2006, 06:01 AM   #5
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There are two recovery modes on the install disks. Boot from either the DVD or CD 1 of the 5 CD set.

1. The menu should have a "Rescue Mode" entry after the various "Installation" entries. This will load a kernel and take you to a command line log-in. The log-in is "root", with no password.

2. The second method is to start the installation, and on the page after the License Agreement, where you can select "New Installation" or "Upgrade", choose "Other" near the bottom right, and then "Repair installed System". This will take you to another menu, which has 3 options, "Automatic Repair", "Customised Repair", or "Expert Tools".

Last edited by sadiqdm; 12-15-2006 at 03:49 AM.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 12:44 PM   #6
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How do I get to the recovery mode?
Select Repair installed sistem, as suggested by sadiqdm, then use automatic repair, it worked for me.
 
  


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