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Old 08-30-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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GRUB, SUSE, Error 15 File Not Found

I have been trying to get GRUB to load linux all night, it can see the file is there, but gives me Error 15: File not found

I did the autoconfigure in YAST with the same result.

(SUSE 9.1, dual boot with Windows XP, I figured out the Windows one before the Linux that was giving me all kinds of errors)

example loading GRUB to the command line:

grub> root (hd0, 5)

Filesystem type is reiserfs, partition type 0x83

grub> kernel /boot/vmlinux root=/dev/hda6

Error 15: File not found

I found out that you can get it to list the possible files hitting tab, so I get:

grub> kernel (hd0,5)/boot/ <<tab>>

Possible Files are: boot grub message backup_mbr initrd.suse vmlinuz.suse

so I try it with all possible combinations of the root=/dev/hda6 and kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinux.suse etc. and cannot seem to get it to boot

I can boot via the SUSE boot disc, start an installation, and then choose the /dev/hda6 to boot and it launched right into it. My only thinking now is that vmlinuz.suse is a pointer to something that isn't there.

thanks in advance.
Old 08-31-2004, 07:00 AM   #2
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Have you tried letting SuSE repair your installation? (boot from cd/dvd, choose install, then repair).

Old 08-31-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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tried repairing, seemed like it redownloaded everything and reinstalled, did not help, and to boot my network driver kept failing

so i reinstalled a fresh install from a different FTP source, and it configured itself automatically and works, and there's a boatload of stuff in the /boot directory too

that other FTP source must have either been corrupt or something else weird happened during the installation, thanks for the advice


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