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    Default Grub in rescue mode

    Hi all

    Tried to reinstall grub in the MBR, but no chance. Still in rescue mode when booting.

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk label type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x00040f8d
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048   220203007   110100480   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2       220203008   234440703     7118848   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk label type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x0009d935
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1            2048   314568703   157283328   83  Linux
    /dev/sdb2       314568704   976773119   331102208   83  Linux
    Need to go through Install DVD to boot correctly. So grub is well installed on Hard Drive.

    Any idea ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Grub in rescue mode

    Quote Originally Posted by satanas_g View Post
    Hi all

    Tried to reinstall grub in the MBR, but no chance. Still in rescue mode when booting.
    On what? A computer? Which system? Windows, openSUSE 9.1, Redhat Linux, or Amiga OS?

    The answer depends on that information.
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    Default Re: Grub in rescue mode

    It needs to be on the MBR of the first HDD in the boot order
    That is sda
    It's possible that OS sees HDD order differently that you think
    Double check which is first in the BIOS settings
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    Default Re: Grub in rescue mode

    I think I might know the answer, but I waited for that much-needed information for almost half an hour, and it is past 1:30 in the morning here and I have to get to bed.

    Good luck, there are plenty of others here who might be able to help.
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    Default Re: Grub in rescue mode

    Hi all,

    Yes sorry, the system is a OpenSuse 13.1 Fresh install (update from 12.3 doesn't work resolving my gdm issue).

    But even reinstalling in order to put grub in the MBR doesn't help.

    In BIOS settings the order is :
    • /dev/sda 2nd Master
    • /dev/sdc 2nd Slave (CD)
    • /dev/sdb 3rd Master


    It sounds like if the MBR hasn't been rewriten by the process and keep 12.3 install ID's.


    thanks

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    Default Re: Grub in rescue mode

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Even trying this method doesn't work.

    I've got the following message :

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    error no such device : ad2e86s-re23-tr89-defc-18asdqert
    grub rescue > ls
    (hd0) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (hd1,msdos2) (hd1,msdos1)
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Grub in rescue mode

    Are you sure you are not using grub legacy?
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    Default Re: Grub in rescue mode

    You said:
    the system is a OpenSuse 13.1 Fresh install
    Can I suggest you check this install guide
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/....1_install.pdf
    Perhaps try again
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    Default Re: Grub in rescue mode [SOLVED]

    Hi all,

    Sorry for wasting your time

    My boot order was wrong in BIOS !

    Stan

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