Problems Installing SUSE 11.1

Hi there,

I wanted to install SUSE 11.1 aside of Windows XP. At rebooting the Computer it stops at a Grub-Prompt. There it wants the path of the KERNEL or gives the information “KERNEL not installed”. From there I can’t start neither SUSE nor Windows. In the moment I’m in the Net over a Knoppix Rescue Disk.
If you need further information please ask.
Thanks for Help.

First boot your suse install media again and run the media check from the menu.

If it’s OK. I would just install again. I know some will not agree, but it’s so quick to install. You need to look carefully at this point: it’s at the end of the install setup
Click on the Booting at this install summary screen and you will arrive here:
select the advanced tab and check just the MBR:

It might be easiest to boot into openSUSE and reinstall the bootloader, rather than reinstalling openSUSE as a way of reinstalling the bootloader. Try using the command prompt and console commands from the Grub screen to boot into openSUSE first. Here’s the method:

↑↑↑↑Broken Grub menu: boot to the menu, drop to a console and boot openSUSE direct

Sometimes the only thing that works when you boot is that the Grub menu appears on screen. However when you select openSUSE from the menu, you only get an error message. You can often still boot to the installed SuSE operating system by operating at command level in the Grub shell as follows.
When you see Grub’s boot menu on screen, instead of selecting a boot item, press the Escape key. That brings up a message like this:
You are leaving the graphical boot menu
and starting the text mode interface.

        OK       Cancel      

Select the OK option. That should bring a text-based menu on screen with the following text at the bottom: Use the arrow keys to select an OS, ‘e’ to edit or ‘c’ for command line. Press the ‘c’ key and you will get a grub prompt, like so: grub>
Now carry out the following dialogue at the grub> prompt:

You enter this ---------------- find /boot/grub/menu.lst
Computer returns like this ---- (hd0,4) [or something like it]
You enter this ---------------- root (hd0,4) [note to leave a space after root]
Computer returns like this ---- Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
You enter this ---------------- kernel /boot/vmlinuz
Computer returns like this ---- [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x000, size=0x25e910]
You enter this ---------------- initrd /boot/initrd
Computer returns like this ---- [Linux-initrd @ 0x37a9c000, 0x5534f3 bytes]
You enter this ---------------- boot

and Voila! The computer boots (we hope).

Worth a go. Beats reinstalling openSUSE. That’s an excerpt from here:
HowTo Boot into openSUSE when it won’t Boot from the Grub Code on the Hard Drive