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    Hey guys

    ok basically i have 2 hard disks

    one Seagate 500GB Sata, and one Western digital SATA

    my windows 7 is on the western digital and i think thats sda1, and opensuse is on the seagate

    the grub loader is on the western digital, and earlier today everything booted fine , till i went to boot windows

    i had 2 "other" options, i selected the first one and it failed, the second other booted to windows, after about 3 hours on windows and doing nothing

    i went to reboot and go to opensuse, and got a "grub loading stage 1.5., please wait" and it loads forever and nothing happens, it just idles

    im currently on the livecd just to get an operating system to use to get the net

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    i cant even load windows 7 now. i really need some help on this

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    P.S , i read some forums and tried doing a "configure new boot thing" in the boot loader but it keeps saying it fails due to not been able to mount my hard disk

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    Default Re: Grub issue

    I have a dual-disk setup (SATA and IDE) between Linux and Windows 7 too.

    Just for clarity:
    Seagate=openSUSE ("S" for "Suse")
    WD=Windows ("W" for "Windows")

    Was Grub on the WD because of a previous installation, or what was your thinking behind that?

    On my setup I have the Linux on the Primary (SATA) slot with Grub, and Windows (IDE) on the second hard drive. That way, if Windows disk is removed, I can boot to Linux without any issues (grub comes up as expected), and if I remove the Linux disk and move the Windows to the primary spot it won't even notice something not there anymore.

    What are the entries in Grub for the Windows choices? I'm not in front of a Linux box to figure out where the file is, at this moment.
    Also, can you verify which is first and which is second?
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    Default Re : Re: Grub issue

    Quote Originally Posted by the_Dude_abides View Post
    Have you tried any of these threads
    Re-Install Grub Quickly with Parted Magic
    That is the easiest way to get the job done.

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    i dont have any on ide, there just plugged into sata ports on the motherboard

    everything was fine after installing opensuse, i did recently have fedora but got bored of it

    The seagate is the opensuse driver
    the boot drive in the bios is the western digital
    the grub menu is on the western digital
    windows 7 is on the western digital

    the grub menu about 2 hours ago gave me opensuse 11.4, other 1, other 2, and opensuse failsafe

    After booting other 2 and going to windows 7 and playing some games for a phew hours, i rebooted my pc to access opensuse to play with it, and i got that loading message and nothing happens

    now to even get online im using the livecd for opensuse 11.4

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    Default Re : Re: Grub issue

    Use the link pointed out earlier for PartedMagic and install the GRUB where the openSUSE is, in your case, the Seagate.

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    how do i burn it to a usb stick, i cant take the livecd out whilst using the livecd to boot opensuse

    P.S heres my grub config file but i think this is from the livecd, no idea its from my opensuse installation

    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Fri Apr 15 14:00:40 UTC 2011
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader

    default 0
    timeout 30
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu
    ##YaST - activate

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.4
    kernel quiet showopts vga=0x31a
    initrd

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Linux other 1###
    title Linux other 1
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Linux other 2###
    title Linux other 2
    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.4
    kernel apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x31a
    initrd

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: memtest86###
    title Memory Test
    kernel

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Kernel-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop
    kernel quiet showopts vga=0x31a
    initrd

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    Default Re: Re : Re: Grub issue

    I don't know if it works in openSUSE, but I had an update lose my Windows options in the Grub menu in Ubuntu. The suggestion I got was to run, I think,
    Code:
    sudo grub-config
    I don't know if this is something more Ubuntu-specific, but it seemed as though it rescanned and reentered my Windows option back in.

    That link looks handy, I'll have to keep it in mind next time.
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