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    Question 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    I am currently trying to add a Dual Boot through Grub using my everyday 1tb drive(which is my current windows 7 home premium)
    and a 250g Toshiba drive.

    I added the 250g drive earlier today, downloaded 13.1, burnt the iso, boot from the disk, did the partitions...
    Boot 128m
    Swap 2gb
    / (root) 20gb
    EXTENDED
    Srv 2gb
    Var 6gb
    Home Remainder
    (I'm not sure how valid this partitioning is. It is just what i was tought during class, and I am still using the notes i took.)

    ... After i did the Partitions, I started the installation and went to a relatives house for dinner.
    By the time i returned home, the installation was complete, and it was on the green splash screen.

    I thought to myself that it might still be doing something, so i went to the living room, and watched a movie (1hr 20min)
    Came back and it was still there on that slpash screen.

    I hit Del
    and the following came up
    "resume device /dev/sda1 not found (ignoring)"
    then some random numbers and letters
    and this "waiting for device /dev/root to appear ..... could not find /dev/root"

    I rebooted several times praying that it would work and i wouldn't have to find a workaround...
    It did not, so i decided to do a re-install.

    BUT
    now when i go to installation from my disk, and get the partitions, there is no longer a SDA.
    Only my SDB which is my windows drive is visible, so i cannot perform another fresh install on the SDA.

    On top of that, Grub IS working. If i boot from hard disk, it takes me to the selection screen.
    OpenSuse
    OpenSuse adv options
    Windows 7

    Windows 7 still works properly as far as i can tell.
    But both Open Suse selections end up frozen on the splash screen, and when i hit Del, i get the same thing that i previously mentioned.

    I went into the BIOS settings, and the 250gb drive is being detected, and the PC knows that it is a toshiba, But it does not list the data size.


    I am trying to get this dual boot, for web development.
    During the class i mentioned previously, we learned a wide variety of things.
    From A++, html, and Programming, to Graphics, animation, and game design.

    This is all irrelevant to the post though.

    Please somebody help me get 13.1 working, or at least help me return my 250gb hardrive to a "Partition-able" state once again.




    I am willing to help find more info if you need it!
    But i will warn you that i am terrible with command lines, so I'll need baby steps, to understand what you're asking for.

    Thanks for any Feedback!!

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    Default Re: 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    What video? Sounds like the video is freezing things. Try booting to safe mode

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    Default Re: 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    In the grub menu
    Use the Advanced Options to use failsafe or add nomodeset
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    Default Re: 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    In the grub menu
    Use the Advanced Options to use failsafe or add nomodeset

    I do not see a failsafe option.
    What is nomodeset?



    I tried to unhook my windows drive, so that the linux drive was the only option.
    Grub was still there, but linux would not boot, and it still told me what i said previously.

    I ran the install, but SDA was still missing.

    I went into the cmos settings, and navigated to the toshiba drive.

    It says that the capacity for the drive is 0 bytes.
    this has me completely dumbfounded, because i have no idea how that happened.

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    Default Re: 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    It turns off selection of higher level graphic drivers

    I forget that that mode is called but if you go advanced it is obvious (have not booted for a while LOL) safe or recovery or something like that

    to set nomodeset press e at boot find line starting linux press end key to go to end of line enter space and nomodeset then F10 to continue

    This should allow boot but with a lesser graphics driver

    I forget if you said what graphics chip you have but we need to get the boot to work before we address that directly.

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    Default Re: 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    Select advanced options for openSUSE, it's usually the second item down

    At the next screen select the first or only option but don't press enter, press the letter e on the keyboard

    The screen will now change and you can edit it, find the point listed here:
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    Default Re: 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Select advanced options for openSUSE, it's usually the second item down

    At the next screen select the first or only option but don't press enter, press the letter e on the keyboard

    The screen will now change and you can edit it, find the point listed here:
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    Ok.
    I made it that far.
    I found the line you mentioned in the example. Added nomodeset to the end, and then hit F10 before booting into the Advanced Options.
    I still get the same reply, and i took a picture of it. Mind that the picture is missing some things from the right.

    imgur: the simple image sharer <--- Edit: Not sure why the image links did that.


    On top of that, while adding nomodeset, I noticed that the beginning of that line, did NOT include anything about /boot

    Its in the section to the right of "by-id/ata"
    imgur: the simple image sharer <--- Edit: Not sure why the image links did that.


    Also sorry for the delayed reply. Was out of town for New Years. =)

    ( Happy New Year, Fellas! )

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    Default Re: 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    I'm wondering if you could follow this:
    https://forums.opensuse.org/content/...vd-rescue.html


    If you didn't use a DVD
    Then this
    https://forums.opensuse.org/content/...ed-system.html
    Once you reach the end
    - Now you can start Yast, zypper, or whatever is needed to repair your system.
    Just follow on with the instructions in the DVD guide to repair grub
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    Default Re: 13.1 - Fresh installed, and now i can't boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Once you reach the end Just follow on with the instructions in the DVD guide to repair grub
    Alright.
    Did that, but i Only made it to the second step.
    The Toshiba Drive that i had installed linux on is apperently not being detected now.
    I've opened up my PC and checked to see if it is hooked up properly and it is... So i'm not sure what is going on. =S

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