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Old 11-03-2007, 04:54 PM   #16
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I've reset the BIOS and everything is fine. I disconnected my windows drive, and attempted to reinstall OpenSuse 10.3 - the installation went fine, and upon reboot, I ask to boot from hard disk, and I get the following error:

Booting from local disk...
isolinux: Disk error 01, AX - 0201, drive 80

Boot failed: pres a key to retry...

I've asked GRUB to boot from the root partition. There is NO windows drive attached, so this is just a standard linux boot. Any ideas?
Old 11-04-2007, 04:39 PM   #17
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try changing BIOS settings again - go for 'Auto' or similar choice, rather than HD. Then BIOS will make up it's own mind where to boot from. Might just work...

Also some people suggest SuperGrub disk for restoring GRUB but I think problem may be BIOS not GRUB.
Old 11-05-2007, 06:41 AM   #18
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Smile Windows/Linux partition GRUB Error 22


I just solved a Grub Error 22 problem that may be of interest.

Having used the vista diskmanagement utility to tidy up the partitions I found the above error. It wouldn't boot to Vista or to a live linux CD.

The Dell machine came with a diagnostic tools CD which I ran overnight. It passed all the tests. Then I booted from the vista operating System CD, using F12 at the right moment. Then choose the console and typed 'fixmbr' - the messages indicated options.

As a linux user I found the options a bit odd to select. It turns out you have to type

'fixmbr/<choose_an_option>' to suit your problem. It did the trick.

In linux the arguments or options are preceded by a space and a hyphen. In vista you have to type an oblique followed by the option in full.



bios, dual boot, grub, opensuse, suse

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