Lost Grub after Windows reinstall


I used to dual-boot to Windows and SUSE 10.2. But I lost Grub when I had to reinstall Windows.
The usual advice is to repair the Grub by booting from the original Linux installation CD.
This has not proved possible, however, because at the point when the PC boots and the installation/repair menu appears, keyboard entry is not recognised, and so I cannot scroll down the list to select Repair - all that happens is that the first option is run, which is Boot From Hard Drive, which then boots to Windows.
Can anybody advise please?
Thank you

Is making a USB live cd of Super Grub a option? You can use unetbootin to create this. Download either the Linux or a windows version here -> unetbootin homepage

With the Super Grub live version you should be able to reinstall Grub or even boot OpenSUSE and reinstall Grub from OpenSUSE 10.2. I have not tried this method before myself since I generally have the use of a keyboard when I start the installation DVD :wink:

If you don’t mind me asking how did you install OpenSUSE in the first place if your keyboard doesn’t work? Do you have a wireless keyboard? I think they don’t really work well unless you have a fully working operating system. Can’t beat a wire occasionally :wink:

Hi, thank you for your response.
When I installed OpenSuse I used the same keyboard that I am using now and which seems to work entirely normally except in the startup menu on the boot CD - so I’ve no idea why the menu wouldn’t respond to the keyboard.
It’s a USB keyboard and I thought it might have been because it was in a different USB port when I installed, but I have tried it in each port without success.
Thanks for your suggestion, I will try it and let you know how I get on.

Perfect, thank you!