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    Default Boot problems

    I have a quad boot system with Windows XP/Obuntu gnome/KDE/OpenSUSE gnome. My OpenSUSE install is on a IDE drive and the other OSs are on SATA drives. When I go from another OS to OpenSUSE, sometimes it will boot clean and alot of the time it will load up to a command prompt and doesn't load the GUI. Sometimes I need to Ctrl-alt-del 3 or 4 times to get the GUI to load.
    OpenSUSE 11.4 is my OS of choice lately unless I'm playing games and I would like to know why this keeps happening.
    Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaakov69 View Post
    ... alot of the time it will load up to a command prompt and doesn't load the GUI. Sometimes I need to Ctrl-alt-del 3 or 4 times to get the GUI to load.
    What specifically do you mean by "command prompt" - do you get a Grub command prompt, or the "normal" text-based openSUSE login prompt? One would be a indication of a problem with the boot sector/method, the other more a problem with drivers (most likely your graphics driver).
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    Default Re: Boot problems

    And whose Grub is controlling the booting?
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    Default Re: Boot problems

    On 2011-04-11 04:06, Yaakov69 wrote:
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    > I have a quad boot system with Windows XP/Obuntu gnome/KDE/OpenSUSE
    > gnome.


    I don't understand why having a separate boot for gnome and another for
    kde. I have both in the same system, and a few more.

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    It's a SUSE login prompt. Grub seems to be working fine. It also says sometimes, "no job contro in this shell", or at times it says "acpid: waiting for events : event logging is off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaakov69 View Post
    It's a SUSE login prompt. Grub seems to be working fine. It also says sometimes, "no job contro in this shell", or at times it says "acpid: waiting for events : event logging is off.
    "no job control in this shell" - I think this is an indication that something is wrong with root's shell. That doesn't look good.

    Can you try booting into Runlevel 3: reboot the box and on the boot selection screen, enter 3 (just the number) and then <enter> to initiate the boot. Does that give you a proper shell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaakov69 View Post
    I have a quad boot system with Windows XP/Obuntu gnome/KDE/OpenSUSE gnome. My OpenSUSE install is on a IDE drive and the other OSs are on SATA drives. When I go from another OS to OpenSUSE, sometimes it will boot clean and alot of the time it will load up to a command prompt and doesn't load the GUI. Sometimes I need to Ctrl-alt-del 3 or 4 times to get the GUI to load.
    OpenSUSE 11.4 is my OS of choice lately unless I'm playing games and I would like to know why this keeps happening.
    Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Can you post the result of "fdisk -l" ?
    openSUSE 11.3 + LXDE
    uname -r = 2.6.34.7-0.4-default

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