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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Quote Originally Posted by ckoeber View Post
    I know. I just was responding to a prior post to say I would do the check and the reinstallation.
    OK, ... I'm bad. ... The order of the words in the sentence threw me ... the original post was
    Quote Originally Posted by ckoeber View Post
    Sure, I can re-install and check the installation media.
    Which read to me you planned to 1st re-install and only 2nd check the installation media.

    My error for misreading.

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    I see. No problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Personally I would try re-installing, it's sure quicker.

    Live DVD? No such thing.
    OK, did the reinstall and checked the media. I am still stuck at the same place. The boot-up stops here:

    Code:
    root (hd0,4)
     Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop  root=/dev/mapper/pdc_eahdfihhcb_part7 resume=/dev/mapper/pdc_eahdfihhcb_part6 splash=silent quiet
       [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x3c00, size=0x3e3fc0]
    initrd /initrd-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop
       [Linux-initrd @ 0x37971000, 0x67e7b3 bytes]
    I would like to note that this system worked on Linux Mint 8 but I want to use openSuse

    I also booted into the rescue part of the Boot DVD and checked the menu.lst file of the boot partition and redid the grub setup like this:

    Code:
    grub
    root (hd0,4)
    setup (hd0)
    quit
    rm /mnt/boot/grub/device.map
    grub --device-map=/mnt/boot/grub/device.map
    quit
    However, I am still stuck.

    Any ideas? Thank you for all of the help provided thus far.

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    I'd need to see

    Code:
    fdisk -l
    and if possible the contents of
    /etc/fstab
    and
    /boot/grub/menu.lst

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I'd need to see

    Code:
    fdisk -l
    and if possible the contents of
    /etc/fstab
    and
    /boot/grub/menu.lst

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    Here you go:

    fdisk -l:

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa922a922
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1       60801   488384001   42  SFS
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa8c1a8c1
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *           1       60800   488375968+  42  SFS
    /dev/sdb2           60801       60801        8032+  42  SFS
    
    Disk /dev/sdc: 300.1 GB, 300069052416 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 36481 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00075b83
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdc1               1       36473   292969341    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sdc5               1           9       72229+  83  Linux
    /dev/sdc6              10         271     2104483+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdc7             272        2882    20972826   83  Linux
    /dev/sdc8            2883       36473   269819676   83  Linux
    
    Disk /dev/sdd: 300.1 GB, 300069052416 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 36481 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00075b83
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdd1               1       36473   292969341    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sdd5               1           9       72229+  83  Linux
    /dev/sdd6              10         271     2104483+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdd7             272        2882    20972826   83  Linux
    /dev/sdd8            2883       36473   269819676   83  Linux
    
    Disk /dev/sde: 4176 MB, 4176478208 bytes
    2 heads, 63 sectors/track, 64739 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 126 * 512 = 64512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00215f46
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sde1   *           1       64740     4078560    b  W95 FAT32
    /etc/fstab:

    Code:
    /dev/mapper/pdc_djbcgade_part6 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/mapper/pdc_djbcgade_part7 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/mapper/pdc_djbcgade_part5 /boot                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/mapper/pdc_djbcgade_part8 /home                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
    and lastly:

    /boot/grub/menu.lst:

    Code:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Mon Apr 12 08:21:31 EDT 2010
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
    
    default 0
    timeout 8
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,4)/message
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.2 - 2.6.31.5-0.1
        root (hd0,4)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop root=/dev/mapper/pdc_djbcgade_part7 resume=/dev/mapper/pdc_djbcgade_part6 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x31a
        initrd /initrd-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.2 - 2.6.31.5-0.1
        root (hd0,4)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop root=/dev/mapper/pdc_djbcgade_part7 showopts apm=off noresume nosmp maxcpus=0 edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 x11failsafe vga=0x31a
        initrd /initrd-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Linux other###
    title Linux other
        rootnoverify (hd2,0)
        chainloader +1
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
    title Floppy
        rootnoverify (fd0)
        chainloader +1
    Let me know if you need anything else.

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    What is on sda and sdb?

    Which HD is first in the boot order in BIOS?
    sdb1 has the boot flag, I wouldn't expect that.

    The menu.lst is showing your Linux install sdc as hd0. Do you understand what that means?
    And what is sdc5? Is it /boot? If yes, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    What is on sda and sdb?
    SDA and SDB are drives from a Windows 7 system that I am no longer using. I need the data from these drives.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Which HD is first in the boot order in BIOS?
    sdb1 has the boot flag, I wouldn't expect that.
    The "Device Mapper" set of drives are set to boot first. This is confirmed as I am presented with the Grub menu that is installed on the "Device Mapper" set of drives. This is how the Linux is presenting my RAID 1 mirror.


    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    The menu.lst is showing your Linux install sdc as hd0. Do you understand what that means?
    And what is sdc5? Is it /boot? If yes, why?
    Yes. I am guessing that since sdc is a RAID 1 array that I have set up to boot first in BIOS that Grub interprets that set of drives as (hd0). I tried setting it as (hd2) and I don't even get the Grub menu.

    As for sdc5, this is the /boot partition. I think the system set it up this way because an extended partition is used (I used the defauults from the installation program).

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    I don't know enough about RAID to help. But I can tell you it's nest of vipers. Good luck getting it working.
    Sorry I can't be more help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I don't know enough about RAID to help. But I can tell you it's nest of vipers. Good luck getting it working.
    Sorry I can't be more help.

    Is RAID a necessity for you?
    I would like to get raid to work. I guess I though this was hardware RAID instead of it being software RAID. I didn't do anything special; everything you see is pretty much default.

    Thank you for all of your time and help. Anyone else have any insight?

    I guess I might disable the RAID and see if it boots. If the system does boot then I'll look at other backup options for the system.

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    RAID is not exactly a backup is it.
    There are lots of backup options in Linux without RAID.
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