On Sat, 22 Aug 2009 18:56:01 +0000, Kenny1948 wrote:
(I’m pulling this from your second thread).
> Ok here I try with my question again.
Please bear in mind that a “forum” is not a real-time chat tool. As
such, waiting less than 3 hours before reposting your question isn’t
really a good idea. A good expectation to have is that it may take 24
hours (sometimes longer) before someone replies.
Think of a forum as being more like e-mail, rather than an instant
> I have been using Suse 11.1 since last year, first on my old PC and then
> on my Acer Extensa 4420 Laptop. Amd 64x2 Athlon Dual-core processor
> (1.9Ghz, 2x256KB L2 cache )2GB DDR2 160GB HDD
> Ok last night before signing off, I installed the latest updates. Today
> when I tried to fire up my PC I got the message:
> “GNU GRUB version 0.97 ( 631k lowr/ 1832448k upper memory ) [Minimal
> Bash-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists
> possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
> completions of a device/filename. ]”
> I had no idea what this meant, other than it wouldn’t boot.
It sounds like what’s happened is that the boot partition either isn’t
being seen, or the menu.lst file is missing from there (which tells the
system what options to display on the menu).
Start the system from the install disc in rescue mode. When the rescue
system has loaded, press CTRL-ALT-F2. That should get you to a command
prompt. Type “fdisk -l” and tell us what is returned.
That will help us identify what the partition layout is on the disk, from
which we can feed commands into the grub boot loader page to get the
system to boot again. Once it’s booted, we can probably reinstall the
boot loader so you don’t have to do it by hand, or pull the data off the
drive if you wish to reinstall.
First rule of troubleshooting: Don’t panic. It’s very likely that your
data is still there, and the boot loader can be fixed so the system will
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