I have clean installed 11.2 onto an MSI Megabook, (x86-64), was running 10.3.
If I leave the DVD in the drive and use “boot from hard drive” it boots, if I take the DVD out, it doesn’t.
Tantalisingly H-Open alludes without explanation to a similar problem and solution,
openSUSE 11.2 on the test bench - The H Open Source: News and Features
I don’t know enough to crack the problem. Can anyone help?
I don’t know what that guide is talking about. Grub2 isn’t installed.
By default grub-legacy is used.
┌┼─┼─ pdg @ openSUSE ─┤├─ ~ ─┤
└┼─$─┤▶ rpm -qa | grep grub
Goto yaST -> Boot Loader and configure correct partition.
Can you get to the grub loader and grub prompt without the DVD in the drive?
If so, just try to use the grub commands to boot the kernel directly:
kernel = blah blah
initrd = blah blah
HowTo Boot into openSUSE when it won’t Boot from the Grub Code on the Hard Drive
Or as the previous post suggested, configure with Yast - - though I have better luck myself just using grub and editing /boot/grub/menu.1st
I don’t know what caused it, but running repair from the DVD cured it,
This also identified a few packages that didn’t make it first time around