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    Default Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    Hello,
    Grub2 fail to boot on fresh installed openSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730 bios A11.

    Got messages like:
    GRUB loadingRead Error or
    error: unknown filesystem or error: attempt to read outside of disk

    Installation itself went flawlessly, after first reboot grub stuck. During installation noticed couple perl error about grub_installdevice or something.
    I can boot system rescue cd and normaly read and write disk so it look not broken. Also got bootinfoscript output after installation here http://paste.opensuse.org/89485938

    Anyone know what can be reason of such grub2 behaviour and in which file installation kept its logs from tty1, to find exact errors during install?

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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    Installation logs are in /var/log/YaST2 on your disk.

    I had issues with /boot on ext4 after unclean shutdown (where "unclean" does not necessary mean "crash") due to missing journal replay. But in my case booting rescue, mounting and then unmounting /boot helped. You may try to do it if not already. The point is to unmount manually, not relying on system to do it on shutdown.

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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    I found perl-BL-standalone-log log which contain various errors:

    2014-02-06 15:29:29 <3> yast-2698.1 FileIO::ReadFile.85: Error: Failed to open /etc/default/grub_installdevice: No such file or directory
    2014-02-06 15:29:29 <3> yast-2698.1 FileIO::ReadFile.85: Error: Failed to open /etc/default/grub: No such file or directory
    ...
    2014-02-06 15:29:29 <1> yast-2698.1 Core::GRUB2::GrubDev2UnixDev.203: device_map:
    2014-02-06 15:29:29 <3> yast-2698.1 Core::GRUB2::GrubDev2UnixDev.215: Error: did not find a match for hd0 in the device map
    ...
    2014-02-06 15:29:29 <1> yast-2698.1 Library::ExamineMBR.1129: on /dev/sda result unknown

    is it critical?

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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    No. I get the same message.
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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    Quote Originally Posted by Romanator View Post
    No. I get the same message.
    Then i dont know where to look else. From System Rescue CD i can mount all 3 patitions fine and fsck them.

    Tried another hdd, same effect.

    Is it possible to gather some extra info from Grub Rescue? I found only ls work inside it, it shows my partitions list.

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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    Quote Originally Posted by zombah View Post

    Is it possible to gather some extra info from Grub Rescue? I found only ls work inside it, it shows my partitions list.
    That's correct, grub rescue provides very limited environment - basically, nothing more than ls and insmod. Additionally, whatever is provided by modules included in core.img, but it is normally filesystem drivers only that do not implement any commands.

    But if I understood you correctly, you were past grub2 rescue? If I misunderstood you, please explain in more details what you see. Do you get as far as grub2 menu?

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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    That's correct, grub rescue provides very limited environment - basically, nothing more than ls and insmod. Additionally, whatever is provided by modules included in core.img, but it is normally filesystem drivers only that do not implement any commands.

    But if I understood you correctly, you were past grub2 rescue? If I misunderstood you, please explain in more details what you see. Do you get as far as grub2 menu?
    No i can't past rescue. Grub reports one of two errors unknow filesystem or attempt to read outside of hd0 and enter rescue mode,
    nothing else happen.

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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    Quote Originally Posted by zombah View Post
    No i can't past rescue.
    OK, then it makes sense to try to reinstall grub2. Please try
    Code:
    mount /dev/sda2 /a
    mount --bind /sys /a/sys
    mount --bind /proc /a/proc
    mount --bind /dev /a/dev
    mount --bind /run /a/run
    chroot /a
    script
    grub2-install --force --debug /dev/sda2
    exit
    exit
    You will get file /a/typescript with protocol of grub2-install. Upload to susepaste if you still cannot boot.

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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    You will get file /a/typescript with protocol of grub2-install. Upload to susepaste if you still cannot boot.
    Thanks for detailed guide. Need also to manualy mount /dev/pts for script to run:

    mount -t devpts devpts /dev/pts

    Here is output from grub2-install separated into two parts as its too big for paste alone part1 http://paste.opensuse.org/62175278 part2 http://paste.opensuse.org/6097505

    Result after manual install is same, error: attempt to read outside of disk hd0 at boot.

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    Default Re: Grub2 boot failure after installation of OpenSUSE 13.1 x64 on Dell XPS M1730

    All of the information would be stored in /var/log/Yast2

    Log in as root and type:
    Code:
    save_y2logs /tmp/y2logs.tgz
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