[colug-432] openSUSE 12.1 GRUB Loading Hangs

Stephen P Molnar s.molnar at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 8 08:10:24 EST 2011

I sent the following message to the openSUSE list, but have received no
reply.  I hope to find help a bit closer to home, hence this message.

I have a 64bit AMD CPU with 3MB Ram and 4 HD’s and have been running
openSUSE11.2 on a the system which boots into either openSUSE 10.3 or 11.2.

I have just done a new installation of 12.1 from the DVD to the 4th HD on
the system with sdd1 as / and hdd2 as home.  In fact I had to install the
system twice as the first time I didn’t use the auto configuration and for a
reason unknown t me the boot hung a rebooting.

The second time I used the automatic configuration and received neither
warning nor error messages during the installation and the system rebooted
at the appropriate dime during the installation.  I was even able to change
the user to root after the installation was complete.  However, when I
rebooted the system from the root directory the boot process showed:

GRUB Loading stage 1.5,  but hung on
GRUB Loading, please wait . . .

Oh yes, I told the installer to put the boot loader in /, not the MBR.

I was able to reboot into openSUSE 10.3 by mounting the 11.2 DVD and running
the installation process to the repair page.  I Can mount the 12.1 DVD on
the system

While I was able to boot into 12.1 it looked as if it was running well.

Any assistance will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.                                          Life is a
fuzzy set
Foundation for Chemistry                                         Stochastic
and multivariate
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Skype:  smolnar1 

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