[colug-432] openSUSE 12.1 GRUB Loading Hangs

R S Prigan lordscotus1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 08:20:47 EST 2011

I have observed difficulties chaining a partition bootsector with GRUB 2
from GRUB Legacy.

Try booting into the new 12.1 by using your existing grub command line
(setting root, kernel, initrd appropriately), then install Grub legacy in
place of GRUB 2 in the 12.1 install.


On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 8:10 AM, Stephen P Molnar <s.molnar at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> 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
> http://www.FoundationForChemistry.com
> (614)312-7528 (c)
> Skype:  smolnar1
> _______________________________________________
> colug-432 mailing list
> colug-432 at colug.net
> http://lists.colug.net/mailman/listinfo/colug-432
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.colug.net/pipermail/colug-432/attachments/20111208/fd0eae61/attachment.html 

More information about the colug-432 mailing list