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    Default grub2 doesn't support ldm

    hi

    how are you today?

    i has opensuse 13 installed on

    /dev/sda1 swap
    /dev/sda2 root
    /dev/sda3 home

    and after i installed windows 7

    windows 7 overwrite the opensuse MBR and i lost opensuse i can't boot it
    so i got my rescue cd and told my self ( hey this is very simple just install grub2 to MBR ) but when i try to grub2-install /dev/sda
    i got this error
    grub-bios-setup this ldm has no embedding partition
    ( so it was not very simple as i thought lol )
    also tried grub2-install --force /dev/sda and got the same error and process didn't complete and windows 7 MBR still.
    then i searched hours and hours about the problem and understood that grub2 doesn't support ldm partitions well its buggy but when i boot from opensuse livecd and open partitioner all my disks appear as ldm including my opensuse partitions so how opensuse installed from the first and booted correctly under ldm partitions !! here the magic role come oO is windows 7 converted them to ldm! i don't think!? may be! just i don't know

    the only solution found on websites was to change from grub2 to syslinux but how to do that on opensuse! i don't know! tried with my knowledge but failed, there is no good informations about how to do that.

    i don't think that reinstalling opensuse is a solution of course it will make it work but i want a real solution without reinstalling opensuse.


    thanks i really appreciate any help

    and sorry for the long hell story

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    Default Re: grub2 doesn't support ldm

    The bios_grub partition is usually indicative of using GPT partition table, only really required if your HD is +3TB

    Without seeing your partition table (and not from windows), it's hard to know what we are dealing with since neither do I comprehend some of your refs: ldm?
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    Default Re: grub2 doesn't support ldm

    Quote Originally Posted by hossam_2009_2008 View Post
    so i got my rescue cd
    Please describe step by step what you did. Aggressive check for LDM was fixed in grub2 upstream and at least in version of grub2 that comes with 13.1. It sounds like you are using some other grub2, not from openSUSE.

    Also please show output of "fdisk -l".

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    Default Re: grub2 doesn't support ldm

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    The bios_grub partition is usually indicative of using GPT partition table, only really required if your HD is +3TB

    Without seeing your partition table (and not from windows), it's hard to know what we are dealing with since neither do I comprehend some of your refs: ldm?
    i didn't use GPT
    also my harddrive is 500GB

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    Default Re: grub2 doesn't support ldm

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    Please describe step by step what you did. Aggressive check for LDM was fixed in grub2 upstream and at least in version of grub2 that comes with 13.1. It sounds like you are using some other grub2, not from openSUSE.

    Also please show output of "fdisk -l".
    this is all steps to what i did to get this problem.

    i didn't install or edit any opensuse default software.

    i will get the output wait.

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    Default Re: grub2 doesn't support ldm

    You have BIOS or UEFI?

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    there is no fdisk in rescue cd
    after a workround i got fdisk and thgis is the result for sda disk

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System/dev/sda1 63 224395263 112197600+ 42 SFS
    /dev/sda2 * 224395264 326795263 51200000 42 SFS
    /dev/sda3 326795264 976771119 324987928 42 SFS

    but this is not right! there is /dev/sda4 and sda5 shoult appear i can access them and mount them!
    also gparted give the same

    thanks

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    Default Re: grub2 doesn't support ldm

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    You have BIOS or UEFI?
    BIOS

    thanks

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    Default Re: grub2 doesn't support ldm

    Quote Originally Posted by hossam_2009_2008 View Post
    there is no fdisk in rescue cd
    after a workround i got fdisk and thgis is the result for sda disk

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System/dev/sda1 63 224395263 112197600+ 42 SFS
    /dev/sda2 * 224395264 326795263 51200000 42 SFS
    /dev/sda3 326795264 976771119 324987928 42 SFS

    but this is not right! there is /dev/sda4 and sda5 shoult appear i can access them and mount them!
    also gparted give the same

    thanks
    also gparted appear only 3 partitions in sda
    this is not true! there is sda4 and sda5 that windows installed on

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    Default Re: grub2 doesn't support ldm

    SFS isn't that some cruddy windows file system?

    What about

    Code:
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