First time experimenting with opensuse or any linux based OS before… I am having a little trouble getting it to install right.
I burnt the ISO and it installed fine. I had the GUI running but then when I restarted the computer it would not boot opensuse. I think the bootloader is not getting installed correctly.
Here is whats happening:
When I try to boot, it goes through the BIOS and then Displays:
Grub Loading stage 2…
(hd2,1)/boot/message: file not found
So then an option comes up select which OS to boot, either “SUSE LINUX” or “Failsafe – SUSE LINUX”
at the bottom it displays, “the highlighted entry will be booted automatically in X seconds.” When it does attempt to boot the highlighted entry the system reboots and it does this over and over again.
SO if I boot from the DVD, and select the option Boot from Disk, I get the screen:
Booting from local disk…
isolinux: Disk error 80, AX = 0201, drive 80
Boot failed: press a key to retry…
So that brings me to where I am now, trying to get the boot loader settings correct in the Repair Installed System option. I am thinking I have a drive setting wrong where its refering to the wrong drive to find stage 2 of the bootloader, but since im such a total newb I really don’t know what Im talking about.
So every time I run the Repair tool, I get the error message:
Boot Loader Error Detected
The configuration of the boot loader contains errors. Press repair to generate a new config. automatically
If i click help, it says:
**A default GRUB installation needs three configuration files:
The following files are not valid:
This generally means your system is not bootable.
Creating a new boot loader cofiguration is recommended.
So I click repair and it takes me to the Boot Loader Settings screen and thats where I get a bit lost. I have tried screwing with the settings here but Im not too sure what Im doing.
If anyone has some suggestions for me that would be awesome.
I am not trying to dual boot here or anything, just installing linux on a clean hard drive.
Thanks for your help