[colug-432] openSUSE 12.1 GRUB Loading Hangs
R S Prigan
lordscotus1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 08:23:49 EST 2011
Of course, if the MBR on sda is borked, you'll need to reinstall that from
the installation that you have controlling it ...
On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 8:20 AM, R S Prigan <lordscotus1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
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