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Old 07-16-2010, 06:27 AM   #1
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Question Startup is in stuck at Grub

Hi there,

I've met a problem when I install an OpenSuse on my desktop. After the first setup, the startup stops at Grub like:

I try to reinstall the grub, but it doesn't work.

root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
Then I read other threads, which said may be I didn't give a /boot section.

I set up my disk as,

/     20G
/usr  120G
/home 110G

/scratch1 250G
Is that really a problem about no "/boot"??

Thanks a lot.
Old 07-16-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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"it doesn't work." tells us nothing. Those commands should generate responses - post them.
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Boot your OpenSuse installation cd. In the menu, choose to boot from cd; not from hard drive.

Once booted, make sure you can connect to the internet so that you can return to this thread to post the output of a couple of commands.

Open a terminal and su to root, or use sudo, to run this command:
fdisk -l
Copy the output and paste it here.

Next, mount the root partition (the one you designated as / ). Cd to /boot/grub and copy the contents of your menu.lst file (or possibly a grub.cfg or grub.config file if using a newer OpenSuse with grub2). We only need to see the menu stanza which begins with "title OpenSuse" and the lines after the title line.

If there is an error in grub configuration, it should be apparent from those two listings.

PS: Why 120G for /usr? I would think 10G to 12G should be enough.

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Old 07-16-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Thanks very much for your reply. I can't get the Interent for my desktop at the moment.

Yes, I used

fdisk -l
and I also used

Grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
which return the (hd0,0). Therefore, I think the grub has been installed. Also the output of

root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
are some message like:

grub has been installed successfully...
But the most strange thing is when I use the rescue mode to get login I can't find /boot/grub and "NO" /boot/grub/menu.lst file!!!

It drives me crazy...

Actually, I setup several times of OpenSuse for my laptop and desktop, but this time is really a frustration...

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Without your partition information from fdisk, any suggestions will just be guesses so if you can get it, copy it and post it would be helpful.

Is Opensuse the only operating system on the computer?
If not, did you select install Grub to mbr?

You do not need a boot partition.


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