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    Default No Operating System Error 10.3

    I have both torrented and ftp downloaded the OpenSUSE 10.3 cd for installation and installation has failed both times. After configuring and installing, the first time that the system restarts, just before the root password step, on the restart I get a "Booting from local disk...No operating system" message. This is frustrating because one of the times I set up the repositories and the installation took nearly 6 hours, only to have it fail. The boot media checked out ok, what can I do to fix this so I hopefully don't have to reinstall yet again. Thanks.

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    Default Re: No Operating System Error 10.3

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:11:58 GMT
    marklar23 <marklar23@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > I have both torrented and ftp downloaded the OpenSUSE 10.3 cd for
    > installation and installation has failed both times. After
    > configuring and installing, the first time that the system restarts,
    > just before the root password step, on the restart I get a "Booting
    > from local disk...No operating system" message. This is frustrating
    > because one of the times I set up the repositories and the
    > installation took nearly 6 hours, only to have it fail. The boot
    > media checked out ok, what can I do to fix this so I hopefully don't
    > have to reinstall yet again. Thanks.
    >
    >

    Hi
    Do you have a single disk or multiple? How did you setup the
    partitioning?

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    Default Re: No Operating System Error 10.3

    It is a single disk on a laptop. I was running SLED 10 on it but used the installer to format and created a custom partition. I told it to use the entire disk, which was the same as I did back when I installed SLED 10, and like I said, when it reboots after installing, it comes up with the no operating system error.

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    Default Re: No Operating System Error 10.3

    I have had the same problem twice in the past. On my computers, the problem was that GRUB was not installed correctly. The cause of the problem may be different in your case, however. When I had that problem, I noticed that GRUB was not getting installed to the MBR; it was getting installed onto the first section of one of the disk's partitions instead. The MBR also contained a reference to an operating system that used to exist, but did not exist any longer. Thus, from BIOS, my computer would then look at the GRUB file on the MBR, look for an OS that wasn't there, and then display a message that there was no bootable operating system. I fixed this error by booting from the DVD and using the rescue function, then re-installing GRUB to the MBR. However, there may be many other ways to fix this problem, if it is in fact what occurred in your case.

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    Default Re: No Operating System Error 10.3

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    Another way to fix this same issue as I recall, as I have had it in the
    past too, is to wipe the MBR so that the active partition on your hard
    drive is checked instead. I seem to recall Yast had that option as well.

    Good luck.





    BNG22908 wrote:
    | I have had the same problem twice in the past. On my computers, the
    | problem was that GRUB was not installed correctly. The cause of the
    | problem may be different in your case, however. When I had that
    | problem, I noticed that GRUB was not getting installed to the MBR; it
    | was getting installed onto the first section of one of the disk's
    | partitions instead. The MBR also contained a reference to an operating
    | system that used to exist, but did not exist any longer. Thus, from
    | BIOS, my computer would then look at the GRUB file on the MBR, look for
    | an OS that wasn't there, and then display a message that there was no
    | bootable operating system. I fixed this error by booting from the DVD
    | and using the rescue function, then re-installing GRUB to the MBR.
    | However, there may be many other ways to fix this problem, if it is in
    | fact what occurred in your case.
    |
    |
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