Installation of Suse 11.1 Partition and Grub Problems

Hi as a beginner, I had a lot of problems and errors during installation of Suse 11.1 and one was this

Error Occurred While Installing GRUB

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grub > setup--stage2= /boot/grub/stage2--force-iba (hd0,3)(hd0,5)
  Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
  Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
  Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs-stage1-5" exists... yes
  Running "embeded/boot/grub/e2fs-stage1-5 (hd0,3)"... failed (this is not fatal)
  Running "intall--force-iba-stage2= /boot/grub/stage2/boot/grub/stage2/boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,3 /boot/grub/stage2 p /boot/grub/menue.1st"... failed

Error 22: No such Partition

grub > quite

I couldn’t fix the problem through system repair because I didn’t know what to type into the section editor which gave this to edit:

Setion Name: Suse Linux
Optional Kernal Commandline Parameter: repair=1 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTSS41680J9SA00_SB2204SGCVWRME-part5 splash=silent showopts
Kernal Image: /boot/vmlinuz
Initial RAM Disk: /boot/initrd
Root Device: WRME-part
VGA Mode: 0x361

Section Name: Failsafe
Optional Kernal Commandline Parameter: showopts ide =nodm amp=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz =off highres=off processor.max-cstate=1x11failsafe
Kernal Image: /boot/initrd
Root Device: WRME-part
VGA Mode: 0x361

I managed to load Suse/boot my hard drive only through the Super Grub Boot Disk. Still I am left without “proper” configuration and my munu.1st is empty, so I have no idea how GRUB is working.

Is there a default code I can put into the Yast2 Boot configuration or when I am running a system repair.

I think the problem may be to do with the partitions. Toshiba recover disks leave 3 partitions. One is a very small one for the recovery files and in addition to the main one there is basically an empty drive D where the language files were temporary stored. Hopefully I will get around this otherwise I may consider scrapping windows altogether. I am currently unable to boot Windows.

I would appreciate your help on this. Thanks.

Try rebuilding the Grub menu file (menu.lst) with the following technique:

go to Yast → System → Boot Loader. The Grub configuration screen comes up with the Tab “Section Management” activated. In the lower right is a drop-down selector labelled “Other”. Select from “Other” the option “Propose New Configuration” and then wait for Grub to analyse your partitions and display a new configuration. This may take a while. Important: When that finishes, activate the tab labelled “Boot Loader Installation” and select to “Boot from the Master Boot Record”. [Yast will often default to booting from the root or boot partition rather than from the MBR but that’s for experts only – always choose the MBR.] Then click Finish to save the changes and install the reconfigured Grub into the hard drive’s MBR. If you get a message that "The bootloader boot sector will be written to a floppy disk … don’t bother with the floppy – just click OK to proceed and install to the MBR. Reboot and you should be able to boot to openSUSE using the Grub menu screen…

The quote is from here: GRUB Boot Multiboot openSUSE Windows (2000, XP, Vista) using the Grub bootloader.


You’re an angel!

I’ve been struggling with this problem for nearly a month. This is the first place I will come if I have any other problems.

Thanks once again!

You’re very welcome