Ok, I have been using OpenSuse at work for years. My Windows 7 machine crashed on me. Instead of spending the time to fix it, I decided to take the plunge and install 11.2 on my home system. I have 4 one TB drives. My RAID card has a 2x2 1/0 RAID array defined (sdb, sdc, sdc, and sde). A fifth hard drive, outside of the arrary, which is a 250GB drive (sda). It is a software RAID. Here are the partitions I set up in the installer.
On the raid:
1.75 TB on /home
2.01 GB on swap
48.55 GB on /tmp
Off of the raid:
sda1 115 GB /
sda2 115 GB /boot
(I know these are really big but I did not want to put any data outside of the RAID)
In the final Installation Settings screen, I chose Booting and change from booting from the MBR to the /boot partition. The boot loader type is Grub and the status location is at /dev/sda2. I select Install and it installs without any error message.
After it installs, it restarts and I press ESC to see what is happening. It skips boot.cycle and continues to load to “starting HAL daemon … done” and then the cursed black screen. I cannot SSH into it. It just sits there and I have to do a hard resest.
Once I restart it, it boots into the non-RAD drive I get the follwing error message:
GRUB …(it went to fast for me to get the rest of it)
(hd1/1) message: file not found
and I get the option the change the boot options of the Desktop – openSUSE 11.2 and Failsage – openSUSE 11.2 . I select e to edit the boot section of desktop and see
kernal /vmlinz-22.214.171.124-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST32508…
I tried changing the root (hd1,1) to 0,1 1,0 2,0, etc with no luck.
HELP!!! What do I do? I need to boot into OpenSUSE and finish the cursed installation.
PS: You can tell I work IT with the uber amount of details I put into this