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Old 12-28-2007, 09:14 PM   #1
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Installed OpenSuse 10.3 but Old Version of Mandrake Keeps Trying to Start

I just tried to install opensuse 10.3 three times but everytime I restart, an old version of Mandrake Linux tries to start instead and then hangs. I had OpenSuse delete the old partitions but, something is being left from Mandrake. Any Ideas?

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Something went wrong with installing grub. Perhaps an old drive is being mapped as (hd0,0) instead of (hd1,0) for example.
For this problem, editing /boot/grub/ may fix things. In any event, you need to rerun grub-install.
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boot a livecd and as root run fdisk -l and post the results and post /boot/grub/menu.lst
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It was really quite easy. I ran fdisk /mbr and that fixed it. It now boots to OpenSuse10.3. Apparently Mandriva uses LILO and it writes information the the Master Book Record fdisk /mbr deletes it.



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