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    cbrownbcg NNTP User

    Default opensuse 11 dl380 G5 install

    I have a new HP DL380 G5 Quad core system, I am installing OpenSUSE 11 from DVD. everything runs through fine, I finish the install and it boots to my fresh install. when I reboot the system doesn't find GRUB or any OS. I must be missing something. please advise

    DL380, Raid 0+1 across two drives.

    thanks.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 dl380 G5 install

    When installing check that you've set GRUB to place itself in the MBR.
    Could be there where already partitions defined before installing openSUSE so it did not default to this?

    You could also try to boot the install DVD with the repair option and see if you can fix the boot/GRUB using that.

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    wiz004 NNTP User

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    *** I had the same problem... Install went great, however on reboot...system couldn't find OS.

    what I did to fix the problem was install ubuntu and reinstall opensuse 11.

    -the problem is very simple ...has to do with the setting active partition but for me the solution was complicated.


    btw. look out for video problem as well, i was able to fix my kinda...

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 dl380 G5 install

    If it was just a matter of setting the bootable flag on the partition, you didn't need to do a reinstall to make that happen. Any rescue disk with fdisk would have done the job.

    However it is true that failing to set the bootable flag can cause the BIOS to ignore the disk for booting. I discovered this the other day with an Intel BIOS. Typical symptom is that the BIOS won't boot from HD but you can boot it from the DVD/CD menu entry labelled Boot Hard Disk. GRUB doesn't care about the bootable flag, but the BIOS might care.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 dl380 G5 install

    Quote Originally Posted by wiz004 View Post
    *** I had the same problem... Install went great, however on reboot...system couldn't find OS.

    what I did to fix the problem was install ubuntu and reinstall opensuse 11.

    -the problem is very simple ...has to do with the setting active partition but for me the solution was complicated.


    btw. look out for video problem as well, i was able to fix my kinda...
    What did you do to "fix" the video problem? Experiencing something similar with suse 11 on dl380 g6.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 dl380 G5 install

    You should tell use the video card and maybe should start a new thread.

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