Please Help! GRUB not loading!

Okay So I have a big problem. I just installed openSUSE using the GNOME live CD and I installed it alright and everything, and then I rebooted the system. So here’s the problem. The BIOS screen pops up. So it’ll say press f2 for setup utility etc… but then nothing happens. It won’t load a CD, it won’t load the grub, and I can’t even press f2 or f12 to get into the BIOS settings. Please tell me there’s a way to fix this?

Tell us about your computer. Make / Model - other info…

Sure thing.
Toshiba® Satellite 16" Intel® Core™ i5-430M 2.26GHz 500GB Notebook

MODEL: A505-S6020

OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

•Energy Star®, EPEAT® Gold compliant
•Intel Core i5-430M Processor 2.26GHz
•3MB L3 cache
•4GB DDR3 (max. 8GB)
•500GB (5400RPM) SATA hard drive w/ Toshiba hard drive impact 3D sensor
•DVD SuperMulti drive w/ Labelflash®, supporting 11 formats
•16" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display (1366 x 768 native resolution, HD)
•NVIDIA GeForce 310M w/ 512MB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory
•Webcam and microphone w/ Toshiba Face Recognition
•6-in-1 memory card reader
•Express card slot (Express Card/34 and Express Card/54)
•Toshiba eco utility button (power-saving mode)
•Built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
•eSATA/USB combo port w/ USB sleep and charge
•802.11/b/g/n wireless networking

Shut the computer down completely, unplug power cord for 1 minute. Then restart computer. Boot from CD, pick option boot from harddisk and report what it says.

But follow Caf4926’s reply anyway. You did while I was writing :slight_smile:

It’s a laptop so unplugging the power cord won’t do much. Anyways it still is stuck at the BIOS splash

The power chord would be chord and battery then.

Retrying it now

Still stuck on BIOS splash…

Is there any way to get it past the BIOS screen? If I can boot from a CD that I have then I can uninstall and reinstall it using the DVD. The laptop is really new and I can’t stand the thought of it being broken.

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wait, you PC hang up on the BIOS???


VampirD

Microsoft Windows is like air conditioning
Stops working when you open a window.
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yes! on the BIOS splash :frowning: where it says TOSHIBA in big letters and f2 to go to setup utility and f12 for boot options. It just hangs up there.

The way to powerdown completely is remove the battery and wait a few mins.

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But it sounds me as a BIOS fail not openSUSE fail, if hang up before
GRUB is loaded…


VampirD

Microsoft Windows is like air conditioning
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But this was never a problem till I tried to install openSUSE. As in I installed it, openSUSE told me to reboot without the CD, and when I did it just hung on the bios… this has never happened before.

I powered down and waited maybe two minutes before. I’m gonna try to wait 10 minutes and see if that helps

No good. Any other suggestions?

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I insist, if the PC hang up on the BIOS and never reach GRUB, its
hardware problem, not openSUSE fault


VampirD
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To find out if it’s hardware or software, please do as caf4926 suggests and remove the lithium battery from the computer. This is usually released by pushing a button, underneath the laptop, sideways and withdrawing the battery from its slot. The idea is to completely power down the motherboard and the RAM chips so that, for example, the laptop does not think it is halfway through a reboot. Wait half an hour (I have seen this suggested elsewhere), put the battery back in and then try booting again.

Last time I came across anything remotely like this I ended up taking the battery out of the Mobo and resetting the BIOS, it was a friends old eMachines PC IIRC. It solved the problem though.
You should read up on how to do this, it can depend on the BIOS make you have, the ‘Toshiba’ logo has nothing to do with it.
If you can’t tell what the BIOS is from the screen, once you get to the guts of the machine, you can usually tell.