Recently, I had to switch harddrives on one of my servers due to the need for hardware.
However, when I switched back to the original harddrive I got a surprise : Instead of booting normally in OpenSuse 11.3, it booted in the grub shell.
I did a root ( hd0,1) but when I attempted the setup cmd it failed. Thinking that I probably was a configuration error ( nothing was changed - the drive had spent some time in a nice anti static bag ) I booted using a USB key.
To my surprise I got a message stating that parted couldn’t read the other partitions ( boot and swap ) and hence I would not be able to edit then. Fortunately, the data partition seemed OK so I can backup the data.
Preferbly, I would like to be able to restore my original system. Any ideas on how I might do this?