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    Default Error 15: File not found Press any key to continue..

    Hello I am using opensuse 11 and I installed a kernal update today 28 Oct. and upon rebooting I select open suse on /dev/sda5 but I get Error 15: File not found
    Press any key to continue...
    I have 2 other distros installed and that is how I am typing this now. Ubunto and Fedora are the other distros.
    I do not know what the numbers of the new kernal are, for example 2.16 etc. and I do not know how to edit menu.lst. from within Ubunto or Fedora.
    I am a complete beginner, please help me!
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Error 15: File not found Press any key to continue..

    With boot loader do use Ubuntu Fedora or opensuse
    dobby9

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    Hello when my PC starts I get a black screen and the main distro is Ubunto but i scroll down all the time and select opensuse.
    Update: From within the Fedora distro I can see the other 2 distro files mounted. I open the opensuse file and see the menu.lst file but it has a cross and i can't edit this file from a GUI perspective.
    This is how my partitioning looks like:
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 2874 4148 10240000 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 * 13417 21202 62541045 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 13418 16028 20972857+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 16029 18770 22025083+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 18771 21202 19535008+ 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 8011 MB, 8011120640 bytes
    16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 30560 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0003a3e8

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 30560 7823344 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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    Default Re: Error 15: File not found Press any key to continue..

    The file menu.lst has restricted permissions. You can only edit it as root. Try that in Fedora. Fedora has some extra complications associated with Security Enhanced linux. If it still won't allow to edit as root, do it from Ubuntu.

    Another alternative is to repair the openSUSE bootloader but that will probably overwrite whatever bootloader is in the master Boot Record at the moment (??).

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    Default Re: Error 15: File not found Press any key to continue..

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    The file menu.lst has restricted permissions. You can only edit it as root. Try that in Fedora. Fedora has some extra complications associated with Security Enhanced linux. If it still won't allow to edit as root, do it from Ubuntu.

    Another alternative is to repair the openSUSE bootloader but that will probably overwrite whatever bootloader is in the master Boot Record at the moment (??).
    I did see the menu.lst file in fedora but i can't edit it.
    bootloader? do you mean GRUB?
    please help me, i am frusrtated here and i need a how to fix error 15 after a kernel update for dummies tutorial.
    Thank you so much.

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    Default Re: Error 15: File not found Press any key to continue..

    I don't want to break your multiboot with the other distros.
    So some exploratory questions first:

    Which distro's bootloader is the one that comes up and gives you the start menu from which you can choose Fedora, Ubuntu or Suse?
    And:
    Please boot into that distro and post here the file menu.lst from that distro.

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    Default Re: Error 15: File not found Press any key to continue..

    Which distro's bootloader is the one that comes up?
    it's UBUNTO
    and here are the contents of menu.lst

    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    # grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default 0

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 10

    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    #hiddenmenu

    # Pretty colours
    #color cyan/blue white/blue

    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret

    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1
    #
    # title Linux
    # root (hd0,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #

    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=UUID=2a3dbb8f-f430-441c-90b5-3829dbf662b8 ro

    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,6)

    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ## alternative=false
    # alternative=true

    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ## lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false

    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=quiet splash

    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ## lockold=true
    # lockold=false

    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=

    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0

    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ## altoptions=(recovery) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single

    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ## howmany=7
    # howmany=all

    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ## memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true

    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false

    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=2a3dbb8f-f430-441c-90b5-3829dbf662b8 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=2a3dbb8f-f430-441c-90b5-3829dbf662b8 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sda3.
    title Fedora (2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686) (on /dev/sda3)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=ff9c4fb8-58af-4e80-b2e0-804c91daae65 rhgb quiet
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686.img
    savedefault
    boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sda3.
    title Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686) (on /dev/sda3)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=ff9c4fb8-58af-4e80-b2e0-804c91daae65 rhgb quiet
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
    savedefault
    boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sda5.
    title openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.16-0.1 (on /dev/sda5)
    root (hd0,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.16-0.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HM250JIS15YJD0P820637-part5 resume=/dev/sda1 splash=silent showopts vga=0x314
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.16-0.1-default
    savedefault
    boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sda5.
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.16-0.1 (on /dev/sda5)
    root (hd0,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.16-0.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HM250JIS15YJD0P820637-part5 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off x11failsafe vga=0x314
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.16-0.1-default
    savedefault
    boot

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    Default Re: Error 15: File not found Press any key to continue..

    Had the same problem with my last kernel update. Solution was quite easy. In your menu.lst change the openSUSE entry from:
    Code:
    title openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.16-0.1 (on /dev/sda5)
    root (hd0,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.16-0.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HM250JIS15YJD0P820637-part5 resume=/dev/sda1 splash=silent showopts vga=0x314 
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.16-0.1-default
    savedefault
    boot
    to:
    Code:
    title openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.16-0.1 (on /dev/sda5)
    root (hd0,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HM250JIS15YJD0P820637-part5 resume=/dev/sda1 splash=silent showopts vga=0x314 
    initrd /boot/initrd
    savedefault
    boot
    If that works do the same for failsafe-openSUSE...

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    Thank you so much!
    It worked! I see green again!

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