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    Default no start of opensuse by installation dvd?

    Hello,
    I installed first opensuse 13.1 and then win7. Now I only can start win7 and not opensuse.

    Some versions ago did I insert the suse installation DVD and found a possibility to start the just installed suse.
    This possibility is missing now, I have to make a complet and new installation to get the bootmanager installation menue.

    Do any have a trick to start the well installed suse behind win7 so I can configure grub2?

    Thx
    kpc

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    Default Re: no start of opensuse by installation dvd?

    On 2014-05-01 01:56, kpc wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    > I installed first opensuse 13.1 and then win7. Now I only can start win7
    > and not opensuse.


    Typical.

    > Some versions ago did I insert the suse installation DVD and found a
    > possibility to start the just installed suse.


    It was removed ages ago. There was no maintainer.

    > This possibility is missing now, I have to make a complet and new
    > installation to get the bootmanager installation menue.


    No, you just have to repair it manually.

    > Do any have a trick to start the well installed suse behind win7 so I
    > can configure grub2?


    It depends on what was the damage...

    You have to know where was Linux installed, if it is till there, where
    and how was grub installed...

    You could try this, in Linux:

    Code:
    lsblk --output NAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,UUID,PARTLABEL,PARTUUID,MOUNTPOINT,SIZE
    and paste it all here, and please do so inside code tags (the '#' button
    in the forum editor). See photo


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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: no start of opensuse by installation dvd?

    >You could try this, in Linux:

    >Code:

    >lsblk --output NAME,FSTYPE,LABEL,UUID,PARTLABEL,PARTUUID,MOUNTPOINT,SIZE
    >and paste it all here, and please do so inside code tags (the '#' button
    >in the forum editor). See photo

    There is my problem: I can't do something in Linux because I can't start it.
    If I only have one time entry to linux, then can I change the bootloader and the problem is solved.


    Edit
    There is a point in the menue: rescue system. May be I can get the information you needed there.
    I'll try it - tomorrow.

    regards
    kpc

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    Default Re: no start of opensuse by installation dvd?

    Use a live DVD

    Any flavor of Linux will do

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    Default Re: no start of opensuse by installation dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by kpc View Post
    There is my problem: I can't do something in Linux because I can't start it.
    If I only have one time entry to linux, then can I change the bootloader and the problem is solved.

    Edit
    There is a point in the menue: rescue system. May be I can get the information you needed there.
    I'll try it - tomorrow.

    regards
    kpc
    Boot again from the install DVD.

    (NOTE: This must be the save version you installed with, the 13.1 installer)

    But, do not click on Install.

    Instead, 3rd item down should be "Rescue System". Click on that and wait for it to load.

    It will stop with the line

    Rescue login:

    Type (without the quotes) "root" then press Enter (or Return).

    You will now see the prompt, probably in a red font:

    Rescue:~#

    Confirm partitions:
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    You now want to mount the root partition, so replace the "x" in the following examples with the correct letter for your device and the letter "N" with the correct partition number for your root partition.
    Code:
    mount /dev/sdxN /mnt
    Mount your other devices:
    Code:
    mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
    Change root to the installed system:
    Code:
    chroot /mnt
    For 13.1, you want to mount /proc & /sys differently than earlier versions. Do:
    Code:
    mount -t proc proc /proc
    mount -t sysfs sysfs /sys
    ... and away you go with your repairs.
    "Take a Walk on a Sunny Day, Greet everyone along the way, and Make Somebody Smile, Today"
    Gerry Jack Macks"Walk On A Sunny Day" GerryJackMacks.net

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    Default Re: no start of opensuse by installation dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Use a live DVD

    Any flavor of Linux will do
    ... or, as gogalthorp suggests, do this.
    "Take a Walk on a Sunny Day, Greet everyone along the way, and Make Somebody Smile, Today"
    Gerry Jack Macks"Walk On A Sunny Day" GerryJackMacks.net

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    Default Re: no start of opensuse by installation dvd?

    On 2014-05-01 04:06, gogalthorp wrote:
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    > Use a live DVD
    >
    > Any flavor of Linux will do


    True.

    If you don't have any, you should, they are useful for repairs. I
    recommend the one labeled "rescue" at the opensuse download page, on a
    usb stick. A CD otherwise.

    It is graphical, perisistent filesystm, it has the needed tools,
    Internet connectivity (not firefox, though), with openSUSE flavour, so
    things are very compatible for things like grub reinstall, chroot,
    mkinitrd, etc.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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