[colug-432] openSUSE 12.1 GRUB Loading Hangs

Brian Miller bnmille at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 20:31:36 EST 2011

On 12/08/2011 08:10 AM, Stephen P Molnar 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.

I'm not sure I understand what you need assistance with.

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