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    mortenmarc NNTP User

    Unhappy GRUB loader aparently not installed

    Well, I just installed SUSE 11.0... but the grub loader isnt working, I have XP, and another distro on my harddrive. But now I dont get any boot options, the computer just loads XP as if it was the only thing on there.

    So what do I do here? to get a working GRUB?

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    Are you able to see the green GRUB boot menu on starting?

    It would help if you could tell us your detailed system configuration, HDD partitioning, disk sizes etc.

    FYI: I personally use grub4dos to dual-boot into XP/Opensuse.
    See here:

    [SOLVED] Booting into an installed opensuse 11 system with grub4dos - Boot Land

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    mortenmarc NNTP User

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    Quote Originally Posted by CurvyTail View Post
    Are you able to see the green GRUB boot menu on starting?
    No GRUB menu, just drops into winXP load screen.


    Quote Originally Posted by CurvyTail View Post
    It would help if you could tell us your detailed system configuration, HDD partitioning, disk sizes etc.
    64 bit system with AMD turion X2, 2 gigs RAM.
    One harddrive, partitioned into 5 parts.
    sda1 Windows XP pro NTFS
    sda2 SUSE 11.0 ext3
    sda3 MEPIS 7.0 ext3
    sda5 is Home for both SUSE and MEPIS ext3
    sda6 is another NTFS partition, holding games and stuff.

    edit> and a swap partition



    Quote Originally Posted by CurvyTail View Post
    FYI: I personally use grub4dos to dual-boot into XP/Opensuse.
    See here:

    [SOLVED] Booting into an installed opensuse 11 system with grub4dos - Boot Land
    Ill start reading once this post is posted.

    regards

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    Default Re: GRUB loader aparently not installed

    If you used the full DVD to install openSUSE (rather than the Gnome or KDE live CD) you can install the Grub bootloader with openSUSE's rescue package which is accessed from a menu item about midway down the first screen when you boot off the install media.

    There's some more details here: GRUB Boot Multiboot openSUSE Windows (2000, XP, Vista) using the Grub bootloader.
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    Default Re: GRUB loader aparently not installed

    Well I used the KDE Live CD.

    So if I got the DVD? I might be able to fix it?

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    Obviously you can't reinstall GRUB using the opensuse 11 live cd.

    You'll have to use the DVD.

    You can also use the Super GRUB Disc bootable cd in order to repair/reinstall GRUB.

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    Default Re: GRUB loader aparently not installed

    Quote Originally Posted by mortenmarc View Post
    Well I used the KDE Live CD.

    So if I got the DVD? I might be able to fix it?
    Yes. Alternatively use as suggested by (CurvyTail) some live disk and access the grub on that. Here's a post wher that was done from the openSUSE 11 Gnome live CD:
    Grub halts at "GRUB" no error - openSUSE Forums
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    Default Re: GRUB loader aparently not installed

    Quote Originally Posted by mortenmarc View Post
    No GRUB menu, just drops into winXP load screen.



    64 bit system with AMD turion X2, 2 gigs RAM.
    One harddrive, partitioned into 5 parts.
    sda1 Windows XP pro NTFS
    sda2 SUSE 11.0 ext3
    sda3 MEPIS 7.0 ext3
    sda5 is Home for both SUSE and MEPIS ext3
    sda6 is another NTFS partition, holding games and stuff.

    edit> and a swap partition
    regards
    Or, if your MEPIS 7.0 LiveCD is handy, boot it up, and go
    to SYSTEM->MEPIS->SystemAssistant and click its
    REPAIR BOOT tab, choose the MBR option, and it will setup
    a grub that will be able to boot all three of your OSes.

    Cheers...

    Dave [another MepisLover]

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    Default Re: GRUB loader aparently not installed

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    If you used the full DVD to install openSUSE (rather than the Gnome or KDE live CD) you can install the Grub bootloader with openSUSE's rescue package which is accessed from a menu item about midway down the first screen when you boot off the install media.

    There's some more details here: GRUB Boot Multiboot openSUSE Windows (2000, XP, Vista) using the Grub bootloader.
    To me during ve install you put Grub not on the mbr but in the root/boot partition. So i agree with sverdna

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrisciotti View Post
    To me during ve install you put Grub not on the mbr but in the root/boot partition. So i agree with sverdna
    Yes. Very very important to check this, openSUSE 11.0 does not install grub to the MBR by default. Always check your boot configuration before installing.

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