Okay, here’s the dealio…
I run OpenSUSE 10.3 on a Dell Inspiron 8500. I don’t have Windows or anything else. However, I did get bored one day, and decided to install gOS. I just did the smallest version and made a little partition to install it on. I just made one partition for it, and used the same swap for both OS’s. Once I realized that the version that I installed was the pity one, I decided to uninstall it. So I did, booted the OpenSUSE 10.3 Live CD, and undid the partition changes. (delete gOS, resize other partition). Then, when I booted it up again, I got something like this (didn’t write it down).
Step 1.5 (or whatever it’s called)
I looked up the error, and it means “Invalid Partition”. I looked in the menu.lst file and the device.map file, and all of the partitions are named correctly.
Below is my HD partitioning in and what not, along with my menu.lst and device.map files. Please help!! (I don’t want to have to keep booting the Live CD because my wifi card doesn’t work on it! Haha)
# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000c6964 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 2611 20972826 83 Linux /dev/sda2 2612 6881 34298775 83 Linux /dev/sda3 6920 7296 3028252+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sun Jun 8 21:08:55 CDT 2008
##YaST - activate
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title openSUSE 10.3 - 184.108.40.206-0.1
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-220.127.116.11-0.1-default root=/dev/sda1 vga=0x314 splash=silent showopts
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kernel /boot/vmlinuz-18.104.22.168-0.1-default root=/dev/sda1 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off 3
I would really like to NOT have to re-partition my whole HD, and I’m almost positive that I don’t really need to. Also, I really don’t need the boot loader. If anyone knows how to just make it so it just boots the kernel, that’d be great. Just remember, I have no way to get into that kernel. I know I can do it in YaST2, but I can’t get to YaST2 because the stupid bootloader doesn’t work!! Haha.
Anyways, thanks in advance!!