Don’t know what the problem is, while using SGD, it’s like there is no hard-drive or the Grub isen’t installed properly. Either way, there’s alot of files missing that makes it impossible to do anything by using the SGD.
Checked the BIOS and ran down the list of primary masters and slaves. None seems to have any info about a hard-drive. That is, none of them knows how big my hard drive is by their info.
I’ve got an old IDE 8GB drive inside the case unplugged that I have used as an “rescue-drive”, booting Win-98 when Win-XP fails in the main drive during reinstallation. This in order to get hold on Fdisk to format the maindrive.
This drive, as I said, isn’t plugged in at all, just sits inside the case. If this old drive can hold the answer to an successful installation of SUSE i could plug it in.
Really would like to have a successful installation as by running with the Live-CD have begun to really love SUSE. Yes, i know that it is reeeeaaaallllyyy slow by running with the Live-CD.
By the way… Can I test the connection with my main drive from the Live-CD somehow and/or repair the connection to it?
OK. The partition in question is sda1.
Linux speak = sda1. Grub speak = (hd0,0). Same partition.
So boot into your live cd. Open a terminal /console window and do these:
enter su to become root
make a directory and call it “sda1” with this: mkdir /mnt/sda1
mount the partition sda1 in the directory sda1 with this: mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
now you open the grub menu in an editor with one of these commands, depending which live CD you’re using:
if Gnome live cd enter this: gedit /mnt/sda1/boot/grub/menu.lst
if KDE live cd enter this: kwrite /mnt/sda1/boot/grub/menu.lst
The file menu.lst will open. Locate the first entry beginning with this line:
###Don’t change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
and in that entry there is a line commencing with the word “kernel” and in that line a string like this
. Change that string to this:/dev/sda1
In the same line is a string like this
Change that strin to this:
Y will be an integer, substitute for my Y whatever integer you see when you get there.
There is one rider to all of this: if you’re using KDE live CD, remember that KDE is under development and breaks down regularly. KDE is still having trouble with superuser text editors so the command for kwrite in dot point number 5 might not work. KDE is still very frustrating. Let me know if that happens to you.
You can use the Gnome live CD to edit the KDE installation; in the Gnome live CD you can use gedit. You can use Knoppix, Systemrescue CD, Ubuntu live, mandriva etc, just not openSUSE KDE live it seems.
Do you recommend for one as me that has limited knowledge to use Gnome instead?
Definitely – stable as a rock.
By the, after I have reinstalled to get rid of windows it have been a change, (hd0,0) is now (hd0,1).