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Old 11-22-2004, 06:42 AM   #1
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Angry GRUB + inserting extra HDD = unable to boot


hi there,

I have a new PC with a fasttrak 378 onboad RAID controller which is now working fine with SuSE 9.0. I also have a normal IDE drive with XP on it, and that disk's mbr holds the boot information.

Now I'd like to copy my old stuff from another IDE drive onto my new RAID-drives, but whenever I add the old drive into the PC (as SEC SLAVE, behind the DVD drive) the screen just says "GRUB" and nothing's going to happen.

Can anybody tell me why does this happen? on a normal IDE system, I can insert as many extra drives as I have room for, but the new PC just won't boot up with another drive in. I also tried to replace the DVD-Rom with the old HDD but no luck, either...

I'd be very happy if someone had a hint for me, as I desperately need my data on that drive...

thanks in advance
 
Old 11-22-2004, 06:53 AM   #2
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bbking,

I had almost the same problem some time back. I think it has something to do with changes in device mapping when you put in a new hardware. What I did was boot in using the SUSE CD and select repair option and then configure and install grub again. It worked for me.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 07:09 AM   #3
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thanks for your quick answer!

do you mean "rescue system" from the boot menue?

I am not that confortable with GRUB and as the rescue system doesn't have yast2, can you tell me how you re-configured GRUB to recognize your extra HDD?

thanks a lot...

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Old 11-22-2004, 08:31 AM   #4
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It has been some time back, so I don't remeber exactly. I think its the rescue or repair menu, which will take you to the command prompt. There if you type /sbin/YaST2, it will bring up the YasT configuration screen and you can use GRUB configuration from there. Sorry I can't check all this right now as I am at work, but worth giving it a try.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:09 PM   #5
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okay, now I finally figured it out:

one should boot from the SuSE CD / DVD, choose "Manual Installation", then "Installation/System update" (not rescue system!), and at least SuSE 9.0 offers an "Automatic Repair" option, thats what I chose.

wasn't that straight forward, as I finally wanted to reinstall everything...
 
  


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