My friend has had an HP Pavilion Slimline for about two years – recently he
suffered a power surge and had to replace his (dsl) modem and harddrive –
he can’t find the Vista media that may or may not have come with the PC, so
I offered to put opensuse on it for him.
I used a dvd I had burned last July with 11.3 on it, and the install went
without apparent problems. Then I tried an update, and was greeted with
Download failed: File '/repodata/repomd.xml.asc' not found on medium 'http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/' History: - [AbstractCommand.cc:224] URI=http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/repodata/repomd.xml.asc
That was bad, as I was unable to update.
Then we tried a reboot and things got worse. Immediately after the bios
info the message
Error loading operating system. /CODE} appeared and the boot halted. The drive is new, we wrote to it and read from it during the install (I formatted it as ext3), but the box can't seem to find grub on it at boot, or it finds it and doesn't like it. If I reboot with the install DVD in the drive I can get a menu and "repair" (I think that was the choice) which gives me a login prompt, which I can tell "root", at which it responds with a shell prompt, but I don't know what I can do at that point to fix grub, or the SATA driver, or whatever needs fixing. Any help will be appreciated. sc