Acer Aspire One, grub error 15

I recently installed Open suse on my Aspire one using a usb drive formatted by unetbootin. My partitions are /boot,swap,/… on drives sda1-3

However after booting from a clean install I receive an error 15 with this info.

root (hd1,0)
File system type is fat, partition type 0xb

Yet none of the drives on my laptop are formatted fat.

Which leads me to believe in some way my thumb drive is messing up the install?

( Even without it fully running, this laptop seems to run a bit cooler than with debian or fedora. )

Any ideas? Thank you.

You should have created partitions this way:


is not your Aspire HD it is probably an attached device HD

I would install again to save time. And make sure Grub goes to MBR of your HD (not to your pen drive)
Your HD should be sda or hda
seen by grub it will be hd0,

This is what you need to check at install:

root (hd1,0)
File system type is fat, partition type 0xb
as caf4926 noted, this is an attached usb drive or other device detected as a usb drive.
Before you leap into re-installing, can you post here the return you get when you run these terminal/console commands:

sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

It might not be a catastrophe that you’re facing.