Page 13 of 13 FirstFirst ... 3111213
Results 121 to 125 of 125

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

  1. #121

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

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    Your new /boot/grub/device.map:
    Code:
    (hd0)   /dev/disk/by-id/ata-MAXTOR_STM3250820AS_9QE2BXPD
    (hd1)   /dev/disk/by-id/ata-MAXTOR_STM3250820AS_5QE3HKKH
    (hd2)   /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010DLE630_MSE5215V0AKS1L
    Ok, the strangest thing just happened:

    • I've changed menu.lst
    • I've changed device.map
    • In BIOS: changed the device order, switching the to Maxtor and putting Hitachi last (it was second in BIOS, I do not know why).
    • I tried to install GRUB
    • It kept saying GRUB was under (hd1,1) instead of (hd0,1) so I did not setup.
    • I went back to SuSe and gave findgrub -M. Device order in device.map was wrong, somehow. I changed it accordingly (I think now it's just like it was before)
      Code:
      (hd0)   /dev/disk/by-id/ata-MAXTOR_STM3250820AS_5QE3HKKH
      (hd1)   /dev/disk/by-id/ata-MAXTOR_STM3250820AS_9QE2BXPD
      (hd2)   /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010DLE630_MSE5215V0AKS1L
    • I rebooted and GRUB was there and working!


    Now I suppose I could try fixing Windows MBR, but before I touch anything I'd like you to tell me what to do (I don't know, some more fsdisk or findgrub...), I do not want to mess everything up again.

    Thank you.

  2. #122

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

    Quote Originally Posted by simosito View Post
    Ok, the strangest thing just happened
    What makes you think it's strange? But the error you got before, while trying to install Grub on the other disk, was.

    Quote Originally Posted by simosito View Post
    I rebooted and GRUB was there and working!
    See ... how good you are!

    Quote Originally Posted by simosito View Post
    Now I suppose I could try fixing Windows MBR, but before I touch anything I'd like you to tell me what to do (I don't know, some more fsdisk or findgrub...), I do not want to mess everything up again.
    I'm not going to tell you how to repair Windows. There are plenty of Windows dualbooters here, who can help.
    But You should first switch back boot order, so that the Windows disk becomes the first one. Then fix Windows. It involves overwriting the MBR on Windows HD (the first one at this point) with generic boot code and writing a valid Windows boot code in the Windows partition. Windows has commands to perform these tasks.
    When you're done, reboot and make sure you can boot Windows. Only Windows should boot then.

    Final step:
    Now, in BIOS setup, switch boot order again, so that your Linux disk becomes the boot disk, the Windows disk the second one* and the data disk the last one. You should now be able to boot Linux and Windows from Grub menu.


    * If it becomes the third one in BIOS* ... then either back to menu.lst or back to chihuahua! But editing menu.lst should do it - in most cases.
    * it would mean that your mobo is either cheap or broken ... or both (but don't worry! It's nothing rare).

  3. #123
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,719
    Blog Entries
    20

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

    Is windows not booting?
    ie; bootmgr is missing?
    Leap 15_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  4. #124

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

    Window's dumb. I had to reinstall Seven.

    Now everything is working just fine, thank you.

    Do I have to edit my first post and put a [SOLVED] in the title?

  5. #125
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,719
    Blog Entries
    20

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

    Quote Originally Posted by simosito View Post
    thank you.

    Do I have to edit my first post and put a [SOLVED] in the title?
    No need for solved, we don't do that here.
    For those who have lost hope. This epic will remain a inspiration.
    Leap 15_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

Page 13 of 13 FirstFirst ... 3111213

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •