Booting OpenSuse

OpenSuse is sitting at the back of my drive.

Grub had problems installing because of my software raid controller. Corrupted my MBR so I restored Windows Boot MBR.

Now booting to windows.

Anyway of booting OpenSuse by a Bootable CD?

Have you tried downloading the LiveCD??


I installed off the livecd. If I put it in to the drive. Is there a command I could use to tell the computer to boot off the hard drive without a permanent bootloader?


Friendly Bump

You can always use a USB memory stick. Remember when people used to boot off a floppy disk?


There’s a bunch of methods here, but I haven’t tried any of them in raid, just standard tests:
HowTo Boot into openSUSE when it won’t Boot from the Grub Code on the Hard Drive

You can also boot openSUSE off a windows bootloader:
Boot Multiboot openSUSE Windows (2000, XP, Vista - any mix) with Windows bootloader.

Excellent. Thank you for those links.

SuperGrubDisk managed to install grub. (OpenSuse couldn’t find my partitions and install the bootloader)

Booted in to suse and added my vista boot details to menu.lst in /boot/grub/. Loaded bootloader tool. This time it could read my partitions and I could save my details.

Multi booting just fine now.

Thank you very much. Battle with this horrid software raid now over.