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    Default Grub Error 25 during installation

    I'm attempting to install Suse 12.1, I already have windows 7 and fedora 16 installed fine, however when trying to install the 64 bit suse I get Grub error 25 read disk error, is there a fix to this problem. Thanks

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    Default Re: Grub Error 25 during installation

    It's not clear to me if you have actually installed openSUSE. I assume you have? And that this error is what you see post install?
    Can you boot to any of your OS's?
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    I get this error during the install, it asks if I want to try again/reconfigure which doesnt work, I just move on installing the remainder of the components. I do not believe the boot loader is ever installed, no I cannot boot to any of my OS's. Also, it gives a warning before installation begins about the first 128 GB of drive or something like that but it says the error code would be 18 if it is a problem, I'm sorry going on memory from yesterday.

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    Default Re: Grub Error 25 during installation

    Quote Originally Posted by quietthought View Post
    I get this error during the install, it asks if I want to try again/reconfigure which doesnt work, I just move on installing the remainder of the components. I do not believe the boot loader is ever installed, no I cannot boot to any of my OS's. Also, it gives a warning before installation begins about the first 128 GB of drive or something like that but it says the error code would be 18 if it is a problem, I'm sorry going on memory from yesterday.
    The partition/s where you are trying to install openSUSE, if they are outside the first 128GB of the HD, then they must be in logical partitions which themselves will be inside an extended partition space that must start before the 128GB limit. Otherwise you should not install openSUSE bootloader, and then use Fedora to pick it up and add a boot entry for it to the Fedora grub.
    You can get to windows or Fedora by booting up SuperGrubDisk and it should find and boot those OS's
    Once in Fedora become su - (or use sudo if you are in the sudo list) and do

    Code:
    update-grub
    Code:
    grub-install /dev/sda
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    Before I read your response I reinstalled fedora, and I can boot to all of my OS's except suse it is listed in the fedora bootloader, however when I select it my monitor just displays a message about changing the input timing, those problems seem unrelated. So I booted into fedora and attempted to run the code you provided, but it returns command not found. Do I still need to use SuperGrubDisk, should I install suse again and then try to add the boot entry?, thanks

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    Default Re: Grub Error 25 during installation

    Try SUSE again
    Just don't install a bootloader
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    Default Re: Grub Error 25 during installation

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Try SUSE again
    Just don't install a bootloader
    You'll need to run
    update-grub in Fedora after installing SUSE
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    Default Re: Grub Error 25 during installation

    On 2011-11-19 05:46, quietthought wrote:
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    > I'm attempting to install Suse 12.1, I already have windows 7 and fedora
    > 16 installed fine, however when trying to install the 64 bit suse I get
    > Grub error 25 read disk error, is there a fix to this problem. Thanks


    25 : Disk read error
    This error is returned if there is a disk read error when trying to
    probe or read data from a particular disk.

    Verify the disk(s). Run a surface test, for example the long test in smartctl.

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    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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    I can't even install suse anymore something is wrong with the graphics or something the installation screen is off center, I have to move the mouse all the way to the right to reach the remainder of the screen on the left. When I continue with the installation as is the weird screen problems are present on the desktop, I have burned multiple copies of suse both 32 and 64 bit all exhibit the same problem, I used the same drive on my laptop to burn both the suse and fedora but I will try smartctl anyway. When doing the triple boot on my laptop I use the order windows,fedora, then suse folowed by updating grub which finds the fedora partition, however if I'm not going to install bootloader for suse installation should I install suse then fedora. thanks

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    Default Re: Grub Error 25 during installation

    Here is my fdisk output from within fedora maybe I just have things setup in a silly way

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xcb59cf0b
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1              63   209712509   104856223+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2       209712510   419425019   104856255    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3       419425020  1677716144   629145562+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda4      1677716145  3907024064  1114653960    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5      1677716208  2516582249   419433021    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda6      2516582313  2936007269   209712478+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda7      2936007333  3355432289   209712478+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda8      3355432353  3774857309   209712478+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda9      3774857373  3825188954    25165791   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda10  *  3825189018  3846153779    10482381   83  Linux
    /dev/sda11     3846153843  3867118604    10482381   83  Linux
    /dev/sda12     3867118668  3888083429    10482381   83  Linux
    /dev/sda13     3888083493  3907024064     9470286   83  Linux

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