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    Default Graphical boot disappeared

    After messing up with gnome3-branding(gfxboot),I removed it and now grub is back to minimal.There is no graphical bootloader anymore.
    I tried reinstalling opensuse-branding but it says "message not found".Can anyone help?

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    Smile Re: Graphical boot disappeared

    Why not let us see your Grub menu.lst file and the contents of the /boot folder with these terminal commands:

    Code:
    sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
    and

    Code:
    dir /boot
    Post the results of these two commands and perhaps we can see just what might be wrong. There is also a great tool called findgrub by please_try_again that can produce some helpful output you can post. You can find the file here:

    http://unixversal.com/linux/openSUSE/findgrub30.tgz

    I normally place it in the ~/bin folder, open up a terminal session and the run findgrub.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Graphical boot disappeared

    menu.lst file:
    Code:
    user@dhcppc0:~/public_html> sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
    root's password:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sun Apr 17 20:01:12 NPT 2011
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
    
    default 0
    timeout 20
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.1-1.2 (default)
        root (hd0,7)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV9C076470-part8 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV9C076470-part9 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x317
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-default
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.1-1.2 (default)
        root (hd0,7)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV9C076470-part8 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x317
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-default
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 2###
    title Windows
        rootnoverify (hd0,1)
        chainloader +1
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: hard_disk###
    title Hard Disk
        rootnoverify (hd0,76469)
        chainloader +1
    /boot contents:
    Code:
    user@dhcppc0:~/public_html> ls /boot
    backup_mbr                   initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-default      vmlinux-2.6.37.1-1.2-default.gz
    boot                         initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop      vmlinux-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop.gz
    boot.readme                  message                          vmlinuz
    config-2.6.37.1-1.2-default  symvers-2.6.37.1-1.2-default.gz  vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-default
    config-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop  symvers-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop.gz  vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop
    grub                         System.map-2.6.37.1-1.2-default
    initrd                       System.map-2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop
    findgrub`s output:

    Code:
    user@dhcppc0:~/Downloads/findgrub30> ./findgrub
    Root User Permissions are required, Please Enter the ...
    
    root's password:
    
    Find Grub Version 3.0 - Written for openSUSE Forums
    
    
     - reading MBR on disk /dev/sda                    ...hexdump: /dev/sdb: No such file or directory
    hexdump: stdin: Bad file descriptor.
     --> Grub  found in sda MBR     => sda1   0x7 (openSUSE)
     - searching partition /dev/sda1   (NTFS)          ...
     - searching partition /dev/sda2   (NTFS)          ... --> Windows7/Vista Loader found in /dev/sda2
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You can add the following entry to /boot/grub/menu.lst :
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: WindowsBootLoader###
    title Windows on /dev/sda2
        rootnoverify (hd0,1)
        makeactive
        chainloader +1
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
     - reading bootsector  /dev/sda3   (Extended)      ... --> Grub  found in /dev/sda3   => sda8   0x83 (openSUSE)
     - searching partition /dev/sda5   (NTFS)          ...
     - searching partition /dev/sda6   (NTFS)          ...
     - searching partition /dev/sda7   (NTFS)          ...
     - reading bootsector  /dev/sda8   (LINUX)         ...
     - skipping partition  /dev/sda9   (swap)         
     - reading bootsector  /dev/sda10  (LINUX)         ...

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    Smile Re: Graphical boot disappeared

    So I looked at your menu.lst file and it is missing the line "gfxmenu (hd0,7)/boot/message"

    Code:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sun Apr 17 20:01:12 NPT 2011
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
    
    default 0
    timeout 20
    gfxmenu (hd0,7)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.1-1.2 (default)
        root (hd0,7)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV9C076470-part8 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV9C076470-part9 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x317
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-default
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.1-1.2 (default)
        root (hd0,7)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000AADS-00S9B0_WD-WCAV9C076470-part8 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x317
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-default
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 2###
    title Windows
        rootnoverify (hd0,1)
        chainloader +1
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: hard_disk###
    title Hard Disk
        rootnoverify (hd0,76469)
        chainloader +1
    I have placed the missing line in bold, but it will not be in bold in your file. This was missing and based on the list in the /boot folder, the message file is present. To edit this file in KDE use the command:

    Code:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Please let me know if this make sense to you or if you need more explanation. Make the edit and reboot. If you get a grub error 17, then it could not find the message file for some reason.

    Thank You,

    P.S. the dir /boot would have listed the file sizes which you did not get with ls /boot.
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    Default Re: Graphical boot disappeared

    Thanks that worked.Hope Install/Remove Software could fix that after removing gnome-branding message.
    I am acquainted with ls and didnt notice your dir command.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aatish910 View Post
    menu.lst file:
    Code:
    user@dhcppc0:~/Downloads/findgrub30> ./findgrub
    Root User Permissions are required, Please Enter the ...
    
    root's password:
    
    Find Grub Version 3.0 - Written for openSUSE Forums
    
    
     - reading MBR on disk /dev/sda                    ...hexdump: /dev/sdb: No such file or directory
    hexdump: stdin: Bad file descriptor.
    
     --> Grub  found in sda MBR     => sda1   0x7 (openSUSE)
     - searching partition /dev/sda1   (NTFS)          ...
     - searching partition /dev/sda2   (NTFS)          ... --> Windows7/Vista Loader found in /dev/sda2
    And now I have to wonder where this comes from (and fix it). Did you have another hard disk before? Any USB external plugged in? May I see you device.map?

    Code:
    cat /boot/grub/device.map

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aatish910 View Post
    --> Grub found in sda MBR => sda1 0x7 (openSUSE)
    - searching partition /dev/sda1 (NTFS) ...
    That can of course not be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aatish910 View Post
    --> Grub found in sda MBR => sda1 0x7 (openSUSE)
    - searching partition /dev/sda1 (NTFS) ...
    That can of course not be true.
    It's a bug in the script.

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    Smile Re: Graphical boot disappeared

    Thanks that worked.Hope Install/Remove Software could fix that after removing gnome-branding message.
    I am acquainted with ls and didnt notice your dir command.
    Happy to hear that this fixed your problem. The only thing about looking at the files in /boot was file sizes might have showed message had some sort of issue and that is why it got removed from your menu.lst file, but now I really don't know why. But all is well that ends well as they say. Also, it looks like you discovered an issue with please_try_again's findgrub utility, so if you can help him, it would be appreciated.

    Thank You,
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    Smile Re: Graphical boot disappeared

    That can of course not be true.
    It's a bug in the script.
    The more you add, the more you must debug as the possible results and systems looked at can multiply beyond imagination. You are the right person for the job please_try_again.

    Thank You,
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