I have a Dell server (2950) running SATA drives (non RAID) as well as SCSI RAID storage. OpenSuse 10.3 64bit worked great but since 11.0 64 bit came out a week after I installed 10.3, I figured why not use 11.0. So I installed it (not upgraded), formatted all disks and created brand new partitions. This install goes great and when done puts me into the OS. I add a user or 2, shut off some unneeded services and then rebooted. The system then hangs on boot up at Grub Loading Stage 2…
Strange thing is if I boot to the DVD and then choose to boot to the hard drive it works fine. But not just if I let it try to boot directly to the hard drive.
Nothing I have done has helped (tried tweaking grub). I put 10.3(64bit) back on and it works perfect, I even tried CentOS 5.2(64bit) and it works great.
Below is the grub.conf and device.map that OpenSuse creates.
Any ideas why this is happening and maybe a fix would be appreciated. (so far Novell Support is miffed)
setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0,0) (hd0,0) quit