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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    You see the menu.lst points to
    hd2,1

    So at install Linux HD was 3rd
    Try shifting it in the BIOS
    and try booting again
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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    You see the menu.lst points to
    hd2,1

    So at install Linux HD was 3rd
    Try shifting it in the BIOS
    and try booting again
    Now that was something interesting!

    I tried booting from all 3 HD...

    (Order from BIOS boot menu)

    Hitachi 900GB (DATA) => Windows
    Maxtor 3S... 250Gb => BOOTMGR is mising, press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart
    Maxtor 4M... 250Gb => Windows

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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    Are you saying
    With the HDs' in that order in the BIOS
    You are not getting grub menu at boot?

    Try running the grub install again to (hd0)

    Find should see the menu now on (hd2.1)

    @p_t_a may have some better advice based on the missing device map
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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    I'm not seeing GRUB at all.

    What do you mean by:
    Find should see the menu now on (hd2.1)
    ?

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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by simosito View Post
    Now that was something interesting!

    I tried booting from all 3 HD...

    (Order from BIOS boot menu)

    Hitachi 900GB (DATA) => Windows
    Maxtor 3S... 250Gb => BOOTMGR is mising, press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart
    Maxtor 4M... 250Gb => Windows
    According to findgrub output - which also displays Windows bootloaders - there is no Windows bootloader on this drive. The only one it found was in sda1.

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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    Weird, I agree.

    Maybe findgrub has some issues with Vista/Seven new bootloading software?

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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    If you boot a Live CD or Parted Magic and open a terminal (su -)
    >grub
    >find /boot/grub/menu.lst

    It should report it: (hd2,1)
    Then you do
    >root (hd2,1)
    After the terminal reports the file system, you do

    >setup (hd0)

    Terminal should report:
    >Checking if /boot/grub/stage1 exists ... yes Computer finally returns this-- Succeeded.......Done
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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    If you boot a Live CD or Parted Magic and open a terminal (su -)
    >grub
    >find /boot/grub/menu.lst

    It should report it: (hd2,1)
    Does the Live CD a chroot?
    Where is actually /boot/grub?
    Should the root partition not be mounted first?

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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    According to the Web one has not to mount anything before doing all that. Every other time it worked just fine, no mounting no anything.

    Find keeps telling me (hd1,1). And I suppose that if I was to give grub root(hd1,1) it would say that it is an ext partition.


    (edit: I'm always using OpenSUSE net CD - Rescue system)

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    Default Re: GRUB went MIA after Windows 7 Installation [OpenSUSE 12.1)

    We don't need to chroot at this point

    Follow the guide I gave you earlier
    http://forums.opensuse.org/new-user-...ml#post2097786

    If you find /boot/grub/menu.lst on hd1
    Then either you don't have the Linux HD set 3rd in the BIOS
    Or whatever you are using to do the find is seeing things wrongly

    If you use Parted Magic is the partitioner seeing the Linux HD as sdc (hd2)?
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