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Old 06-29-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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SuSE 10.1 installation hangs on reboot to hard drive

- ASUS A7V333
- AMD Athlon XP 1800+
- 1GB memory
- 250GB Seagate IDE hard drive

/dev/hda1, 200M, ext3, /boot
/dev/hda2, 30G, reiser, /
/dev/hda3, 2.2G, swap
/dev/hda4, 200G, vfat (for compatibility reasons)

When the installation of the packages is complete, the system automatically reboots. Just after the "PCI device listing" is displayed the screen clears and the message "Booting from local disků" appears. At that point the machine goes out to lunch and never comes back. After booting the DVD into Rescue Mode, fdisk shows a good partition table and hda1/2/4 can all be mounted manually and appear to have reasonable sets of files on them.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be wrong?

Old 06-29-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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Perhaps your boot files are corrupted? Maybe try a re-install?

Friend of mine had a DVD that he was using to install 10.1 - and it wouldnt work. Turns out his DVD was bad. Burned the image to a different disk and everything was just fine...

I know that isn't much help - but if you have a brick currently - might try reloading with a different set of disks..
Old 06-29-2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Thanks. I've used the 10.1 DVD to install on a smaller drive, so believe it to be okay. My working theory at this point is that the MBR on the new drive is hosed so I'm about to try booting from the DVD and then manually installing grub.


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