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…
/ (root) 20gb
(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.
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 adv options
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!!