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    Default CRISIS - Urgent help required - Grub error 5

    Finally installed and booted into SUSE 11 after three weeks of trying. Powered down. Powered up again and am getting:

    GRUB Loading stage1.5

    GRUB loading, please wait
    Error 5

    Can't use Windows, Linux or anything. Absolutely stuck.

    HELP PLEASE
    Last edited by G0NZ0; 12-Jul-2008 at 06:15. Reason: edited by putting in the title a reference to what the problem is

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    Default Re: CRISIS - Urgent help required

    use the install dvd
    go to installation and use it to repair grub

    you might want to explain what you thought you had done when installing grub initially.
    how many HD's have you got?
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    Default Re: CRISIS - Urgent help required

    error 5 means Partition table invalid or corrupt

    can you post how the configuration of your partitions is? (you can boot a live cd to find out)
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    Default Re: CRISIS - Urgent help required - Grub error 5

    I did it all from a d: drive. Which is where SUSE is installed. Didn't think the c: drive (which has my windows) had been touched.

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    Default Re: CRISIS - Urgent help required - Grub error 5

    That's not exactly very clear.
    But maybe you installed grub on your 2nd (D) HD

    If so you will need to make sure (D) is the first HD to boot in BIOS settings

    But it kind of sounds like you may have messed up. Because if you you windows HD is currently 1st in BIOS it should still boot windows if grub wasn't installed there.

    You might want to read this:
    Partitioning/Install Guide - openSUSE Forums

    we really need more, clearer info from you.
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