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Thread: Problem installing Open Suse 12.1

  1. #11

    Default Re: Problem installing Open Suse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes14 View Post
    I then tried to re-install open suse 12.1 from scratch & dual boot it with windows 7 basic
    It looks like linux tried to install itself on top of my windows
    No. It doesn't do that - unless you tell it explicitely to use the whole disk - although I don't know what you mean by "from scratch". Most likely it took the boot flag to its root partition (or the extended partition), wherever it did install the Grub boot loader (it depends if the root partition is primary or logical). Anyway, if you reset the boot flag to your Windows partition, you will be able to boot Windows again, probably. Dunno why openSUSE installation didn't complete - there are several possible explanations. In any case, it won't certainly hurt to boot a live system, open a root terminal and post the output of :
    Code:
    # fdisk -l

  2. #12

    Default Re: Problem installing Open Suse 12.1

    I can't reload windows & I can't open a terminal with Linux.
    Thanks guys
    I think the best thing for me to do is take my box in & have the manufacturer re-install windows for me.

  3. #13

    Default Re: Problem installing Open Suse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes14 View Post
    I can't reload windows & I can't open a terminal with Linux.
    Thanks guys
    I think the best thing for me to do is take my box in & have the manufacturer re-install windows for me.
    Sounds a lot exagerated IMO. I'm sure someone is going to post a screen shot to show you how to open a terminal from a live system - which is not very complicated.

  4. #14

    Default Re: Problem installing Open Suse 12.1

    Thanks Guys

    I downloaded the live, burnt it to a usb & voila.
    I am posting from my linux version.
    A shell sorted the problem out.

  5. #15

    Default Re: Problem installing Open Suse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes14 View Post
    Thanks Guys

    I downloaded the live, burnt it to a usb & voila.
    I am posting from my linux version.
    A shell sorted the problem out.
    A "shell"? Do you know what a "shell" means under Unix and Linux? But I agree that a "shell" can solve any kind of problems.

  6. #16

    Default Re: Problem installing Open Suse 12.1

    Glad you have resolved the issue.

    On 2013-02-14, Hermes14 <Hermes14@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > I set my bios to first boot from dvd & restarted my computer which went
    > straight to windown.


    Sounds like corrupted media. If DVD drive works normally but refuses to boot a boot-DVD having changed the BIOS boot
    priority, I can only think of three possible causes (in decreasing likelihood): corrupt media, borked BIOS firmware,
    motherboard problems. For this reason I think at least an MD5 checksum confirmation should routinely be performed on
    any installation media prior to installation.


  7. #17

    Default Re: Problem installing Open Suse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    A "shell"?
    It is actually a bit of pun.

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