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Old 05-10-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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openSUSE 12.2 prevents Windows boot?


Hello All,

I apologize in advance- I am new to Linux, not to mention openSUSE, but I am quite confused and not sure where I went wrong with this one. I just completed a semester of an introduction to Linux course, and thought it would be a good idea to have one HDD with a Red Hat version of Linux and one with a Debian version, so that I might be able to compare the two through basic use.

I installed Fedora 18 with no issues on one HDD, but when I installed openSUSE on a separate HDD, now I have problems. First a little system specs: I have my primary OS, Windows 7 on an Intel 120GB SSD, my files on a WD 10Krpm 500GB HDD, Fedora 18 on another 500GB HDD and now openSUSE on an 80GB HDD, which is currently installed in a hot swap bay that takes the place of a 5.25" bay: one of these.

Other Specs:
Intel i7 3770K
Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H Mobo
Nzxt Phantom full ATX case
32GB RAM

Ever since I installed openSUSE 12.2 on the 80GB HDD, the problem is: When the computer boots, it brings up this screen: which prompts me to select an OS (openSUSE, Windows 7, Fedora 18)

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...-43-37_696.jpg

The system will not function correctly (with Windows) if I remove that 80GB HDD from the hot-swap bay ever since I installed openSUSE on it. When I was going thorough the installation steps, I thought I made sure that openSUSE would not affect any of my other HDD's, but apparently it did. I MUST have that 80GB HDD in my hot-swap bay in order to boot, otherwise I get this message:
GRUB loading.
Welcome to GRUB!
error: no such device: 2b3e8fe9-c830-404a-99b2-1f180023a7
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue> _


http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...y/IMG_0383.jpg

Since the installation of openSUSE 12.2, I have downloaded and installed all of the updates (as of yesterday), so the OS should be up to date. As I mentioned earlier, I thought I isolated this installation to the 80GB HDD ONLY. Not sure why this is happening.

- little help?

Thanks
 
Old 05-11-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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This is very common.
The OpenSUSE install overlaid the Win7 bootloader in the MBR (Master Boot Record).

Easy enough to fix, but to ensure you keep the SUSE system bootable, you'll need to "fix" that prior to fixing Win7. Go here and run the script from a SUSE terminal so we can see your complete boot environment.
 
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:49 AM   #3
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This is very common.
The OpenSUSE install overlaid the Win7 bootloader in the MBR (Master Boot Record).

Easy enough to fix, but to ensure you keep the SUSE system bootable, you'll need to "fix" that prior to fixing Win7. Go here and run the script from a SUSE terminal so we can see your complete boot environment.
The file size is too large to post on here. This is just a portion. The entire file is attached.

Thanks so much for your response.

Code:
                  Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of 
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
    in partition 98 for .
 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
 => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc and looks at sector 1 of 
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
    in partition 99 for .
 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdd.
 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sde.
 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdf.
 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdg.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows 7
    Boot files:        /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /grub2/grub.cfg

sdc2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc4: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sdc5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc6: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc7: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Fedora release 18 (Spherical 
                       Cow) Kernel on an ()
    Boot files:        /etc/fstab

sdc8: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /grub2/grub.cfg

sdc9: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sdc10: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Fedora release 18 (Spherical 
                       Cow) Kernel on an ()
    Boot files:        /etc/fstab

sdc11: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdd1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sdd2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Welcome to openSUSE 12.2 
                       "Mantis" - Kernel ().
    Boot files:        /boot/grub2/grub.cfg /etc/fstab

sde1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdf1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdg1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sda1    *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2             206,848   234,438,655   234,231,808   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdb1               2,048   976,769,023   976,766,976   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


Drive: sdc _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdc1    *          2,048     1,026,047     1,024,000  83 Linux
/dev/sdc2           1,026,048   451,586,047   450,560,000  83 Linux
/dev/sdc3         451,586,048   467,970,047    16,384,000  83 Linux
/dev/sdc4         467,970,048   976,773,167   508,803,120   5 Extended
/dev/sdc5         467,972,096   480,260,095    12,288,000  83 Linux
/dev/sdc6         480,262,144   490,502,143    10,240,000  83 Linux
/dev/sdc7         490,504,192   515,080,191    24,576,000  83 Linux
/dev/sdc8         515,082,240   516,106,239     1,024,000  83 Linux
/dev/sdc9         516,108,288   524,234,751     8,126,464  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdc10        524,236,800   629,094,399   104,857,600  83 Linux
/dev/sdc11        629,096,448   976,773,119   347,676,672  83 Linux


Drive: sdd _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdd: 80.0 GB, 80032038912 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9730 cylinders, total 156312576 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdd1               2,048     4,208,639     4,206,592  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdd2           4,208,640   156,311,551   152,102,912  83 Linux


Drive: sde _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sde: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sde1                  63   488,392,064   488,392,002   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


Drive: sdf _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdf: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdf1               2,048   156,299,263   156,297,216   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


Drive: sdg _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdg: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdg1                  63   976,751,999   976,751,937   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL

/dev/sda1        F4C61CE4C61CA8BE                       ntfs       System Reserved
/dev/sda2        58AE1D88AE1D6034                       ntfs       
/dev/sdb1        02C2A089C2A08291                       ntfs       Files
/dev/sdc1        5f3b1178-0f2a-467f-9685-bc38d8f47116   ext4       
/dev/sdc10       2194e8ad-d711-4b1e-9da3-3238fc69332f   ext4       
/dev/sdc11       a2141e37-631e-464e-b258-a3bf14de41f3   ext4       
/dev/sdc2        5e6f76ee-35f6-41e4-8314-38b2a709a289   ext4       
/dev/sdc3        7bfb33a1-a29b-4663-abd8-6329d9e649d7   ext4       
/dev/sdc5        5ad20b94-852f-438e-a42d-2f46ca38f171   ext4       
/dev/sdc6        1077980a-c4ee-462b-b129-00a06751db8f   ext4       
/dev/sdc7        f3d099d0-5131-4acb-a931-47d1fc376b8d   ext4       
/dev/sdc8        445e9e01-933b-46f2-81d2-b0150bcdeb1d   ext4       
/dev/sdc9        59f5ba75-4329-474f-872e-50e69e0c9cb8   swap       
/dev/sdd1        b4c69fa4-d4cb-40c6-8bf8-9e60412e7831   swap       
/dev/sdd2        2b3e8fe9-c830-404a-99b2-1f180023a70c   ext4       
/dev/sde1        38C8CCEAC8CCA808                       ntfs       250 GB Ext
/dev/sdf1        60FA6605FA65D7B4                       ntfs       Laptop HDD
/dev/sdg1        FE64DA8464DA3F59                       ntfs       Backup Drive 500GB

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/sdd2        /                        ext4       (rw,relatime,data=ordered)


============================= sdc1/grub2/grub.cfg: =============================
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File Type: txt RESULTS.txt (38.8 KB, 14 views)
 
Old 05-12-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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That seems pretty straight-froward, except I don't know what scripts openSUSE ships. Yast should also have an option to fix this, but I'm not sure it allows you to direct the update to a particular disk. I'll post back after I've downloaded a liveCD of openSUSE.

Later: looks like yast should do the job. From a SUSE terminal as root, enter "yast2 bootloader" - that'll open a GUI configurator. Make sure the type is grub2, and in need select "Boot from Master Boot Record". Also select "Custom boot partition", and choose /dev/sdd from the drop-down (not actually a partition, but work with what they give you).
Boot that picking the hot-swap disk from the BIOS boot menu - should look no different to now.

Then, for the Win7 side of things, follow this blog entry for Windows Vista/7.

Last edited by syg00; 05-12-2013 at 07:38 PM.
 
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:58 AM   #5
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Then, for the Win7 side of things, follow this blog entry for Windows Vista/7.
Yep. That worked. Found the same thing here

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