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    jdd NNTP User

    Default strange grub (or yast) failure on ide + sata compaq dc7100 sff

    I use a lot of hp/compaq dc 7100 computers (These computers are second hand hardware I reconfigure for giving them for free). I already had a small problem with the boot (need to boot in failsafe mode - reported in bugzilla), but probably with no relation to the one I dicuss here.
    On one computer I keep for experiments, I changed the original sata drive for a much bigger one (500Gb). I also added an IDE drive (120Go Maxtor).
    The maxtor drive have a working XP install.
    The 500Gb sata drive have a working 11.4 install.
    However, since I installed XP on the other drive, I can't make the computer boot openSUSE!
    When I have the boot order IDE then SATA, XP boots as installed (no grub menu). When I use sata then ide, I have a "no operating system" error.
    I can run the rescue system from a dvd, mount the opensuse partition (primary sdb3) on /mnt --bind sys, dev and proc, and then run yast and configure the boot loader from there, but when I reboot I have the same thing, no change visible. grub-install is deprecated.
    any idea??
    thanks
    jdd

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    jdd NNTP User

    Default Re : Re: strange grub (or yast) failure on ide + sata compaq dc7100 sff

    the forum login is buggy, it doo not return to the original page and eat my answer :-( here it again

    it's nearly impossible to install updategrub from the rescue system

    I removed the IDE hard drive, but YaST could not either install grub (still "no operation system" error). I guess it's the rescue system chroot thet disturbs.
    I giveup and reinstall from scratch

    thanks
    jdd

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