On 2013-01-25 15:36, plesset wrote:
> Just to finish this, I finally got it to work but not exactly as I has
> visioned it.
> - To begin with, I could never properly install 12.2 on the new drive
> (/sdb). The installer would run without any complaints or warnings,
> but never boot it (even with placing it at the top of the boot order
> list in bios). I was careful to place grub2 on to sdb1 ("/") and not
> sda.

Grub should also be on MBR of sdb.

> - The old setup (win7 & openSUSE 12.2) would still boot from sda as
> before. Remember that sda was I disk from my old desktop which I had
> placed in the new one.
> - openSUSE wouldn't recognize the ethernet controller (Atheros
> Communications Inc. AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10))

If you can not install openSUSE, I do not understand this part.
Nevertheless, the question should go on another thread, I think.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)