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Old 06-25-2006, 07:19 AM   #1
Karti
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Question New install on Suse 10.1 works but wont boot?


Hi,

Have used many different types of distros including SUSE but am a beginner when it comes to fault finding.

I have installed SUSE10.1 but it fails to boot with the error:
Error loading Operating System.

If I use the disk and go to the repair option it allows me to boot into hard drive. This puts me straight to the graphical logon screen and the system is fine. I can do everything that you should be able to, surf, burn cds etc.

But when I restart I get the same error.

The PC I am using has a removable hard drive caddy so I can try different distros so should work (it does with the others). I even checked that the BIOS settings were correct. I am a bit lost I am afraid.

Any ideas?

Cheers

K
 
Old 06-25-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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Well, I would suggest you get the system up, open a konsole, and type 'dmesg' ( without the quotes ). That will dump the boot messages to the konsole.

Look through the messages to see if you can find a more descriptive boot error message(s) and post them. That may give us a handle on what is wrong.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 08:05 AM   #3
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Ran the Konsole, Here is the information. Hope it helps!

linuxsuse:/home/jim # dmesg
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
md: raid0 personality registered for level 0
md: raid1 personality registered for level 1
raid5: automatically using best checksumming function: pIII_sse
pIII_sse : 4453.000 MB/sec
raid5: using function: pIII_sse (4453.000 MB/sec)
md: raid5 personality registered for level 5
md: raid4 personality registered for level 4
raid6: int32x1 622 MB/s
raid6: int32x2 683 MB/s
raid6: int32x4 627 MB/s
raid6: int32x8 442 MB/s
raid6: mmxx1 1353 MB/s
raid6: mmxx2 2135 MB/s
raid6: sse1x1 1266 MB/s
raid6: sse1x2 1986 MB/s
raid6: using algorithm sse1x2 (1986 MB/s)
md: raid6 personality registered for level 6
multipath: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
md: multipath personality registered for level -4
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
device-mapper: 4.5.0-ioctl (2005-10-04) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
dm-netlink version 0.0.2 loaded
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
Adding 2104472k swap on /dev/hda1. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2104472k
JFS: nTxBlock = 8192, nTxLock = 65536
SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, realtime, large block numbers, no debug
enabled
ReiserFS: hda2: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda2: using ordered data mode
reiserfs: using flush barriers
ReiserFS: hda2: journal params: device hda2, size 8192, journal first block 18,
max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda2: checking transaction log (hda2)
reiserfs: disabling flush barriers on hda2
ReiserFS: hda2: Using r5 hash to sort names
ReiserFS: hda3: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda3: using ordered data mode
reiserfs: using flush barriers
ReiserFS: hda3: journal params: device hda3, size 8192, journal first block 18,
max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda3: checking transaction log (hda3)
reiserfs: disabling flush barriers on hda3
ReiserFS: hda3: Using r5 hash to sort names
ReiserFS: hda2: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda2: using ordered data mode
reiserfs: using flush barriers
ReiserFS: hda2: journal params: device hda2, size 8192, journal first block 18,
max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda2: checking transaction log (hda2)
reiserfs: disabling flush barriers on hda2
ReiserFS: hda2: Using r5 hash to sort names
bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to off
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
via82xx: Assuming DXS channels with 48k fixed sample rate.
Please try dxs_support=5 option
and report if it works on your machine.
For more details, read ALSA-Configuration.txt.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKC] enabled at IRQ 22
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:11.5[C] -> Link [ALKC] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ
185
PCI: Via IRQ fixup for 0000:00:11.5, from 5 to 9
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.5 to 64
via-rhine.c:v1.10-LK1.2.0-2.6 June-10-2004 Written by Donald Becker
agpgart: Detected VIA KM400/KM400A chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xd8000000
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKD] enabled at IRQ 23
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> Link [ALKD] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ
193
PCI: Via IRQ fixup for 0000:00:12.0, from 10 to 1
eth0: VIA Rhine II at 0x1ec00, 00:11:09:c6:c4:9f, IRQ 193.
eth0: MII PHY found at address 1, status 0x786d advertising 01e1 Link 45e1.
ReiserFS: hda3: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda3: using ordered data mode
reiserfs: using flush barriers
ReiserFS: hda3: journal params: device hda3, size 8192, journal first block 18,
max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda3: checking transaction log (hda3)
reiserfs: disabling flush barriers on hda3
ReiserFS: hda3: Using r5 hash to sort names
AppArmor: AppArmor (version 2.0-19.43r6320) initialized
audit(1151240388.024:2): AppArmor (version 2.0-19.43r6320) initialized

NET: Registered protocol family 10
lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
ip_conntrack version 2.4 (8192 buckets, 65536 max) - 232 bytes per conntrack
Adding 2104472k swap on /dev/hda1. Priority:-2 extents:1 across:2104472k
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
powernow-k8: Processor cpuid 681 not supported
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.50 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=110 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=90
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.50 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=110 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=90
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.50 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=110 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=90
linuxsuse:/home/jim #


Many thanks for the help

K
 
Old 06-25-2006, 09:38 AM   #4
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I don't see any errors in dmesg that indicate a problem that would prevent the system booting. All looks normal to me.

The only curious thing is you have IPv6 running, I think that may be a default in the newer distros, I know it was on Mandriva 2K6. I disabled it, since I didn't need it. IPv6 gave me problems surfing, but it should stop the boot.

The drives look O.K. ( that's good ). Only thing I can suggest now is to go looking in the system logs.

Possibly someone else has an idea?
 
Old 06-25-2006, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thanks, its as though there is no boot system. When I go to install again I get the option to boot to hard drive and its fine. So that way the cd becomes lilo/grub program. Is there a way I can check the settings with these?

K
 
Old 06-25-2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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Having the time, I reinstalled on the same disk, after a lowlevel format. It worked. I am now booting correctly.

Many thanks for the help.

K
 
Old 06-25-2006, 08:35 PM   #7
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I'm glad you solved it. It sounds like you may have had a problem with your boot manager. That would explain the reason we didn't see any errors in dmesg.
 
  


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