[colug-432] openSUSE 12.1 GRUB Loading Hangs

Stephen P Molnar s.molnar at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 11 07:48:57 EST 2011

I want to thank everyone who responded to my plea for help.  I took the easy
way out and reinstalled the OS on the primary master HD and all is now well.

Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.                                          Life is a
fuzzy set
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-----Original Message-----
From: colug-432-bounces at colug.net [mailto:colug-432-bounces at colug.net] On
Behalf Of R S Prigan
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 12:02 PM
To: Central OH Linux User Group - 432xx
Subject: Re: [colug-432] openSUSE 12.1 GRUB Loading Hangs

*** Be aware that different kernels will find disks in different
places -- e.g. may list SATA before IDE or SCSI, or vice versa

If your main bootsector is fried, you might need to boot with the
install DVD/CD and fix it  .. may need to use GRUB command line.
find  command might be helpful, as well as setup
..  or grub-install may work

Also  10.3 is ancient and no longer updated  ... 12.1 is supposed to
allow you to install KDE3 if that is your flavor.

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Brian Miller <bnmille at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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.
> I'm not sure I understand what you need assistance with.
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