Yes, boot your PC using the DVD and the repair mode, then select repair
grub, other method if you don’t have the DVD is using the live CD and
select boot installed system, once on openSUSE go to YaST2 and repair
the boot loader
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Thanks for the info. I haven’t started the openSusie GRUB repair yet. By the time I installed all the apps needed on the XP OS it was late. I hate all the re-booting every time I install something new. If this was not a company laptop I would have never re-installed XP. My company would frown on that however. :\
I have been working today, but will repair the GRUB as soon as I complete my work today.
This sounds easy and I have the DVD install so this is perfect. I also saved the Grub Menu contents in Kate on a flash drive. So the repair should go very smoothly.
I’m having a similar problem with my migration to a new HDD. Windows was installed on the new HDD using the recovery CDs that came with my laptop. I then partitoned the remainder of the hdd up and copied (by cloning each to and image and then restoring) the openSUSE partitions from the old hdd to the new hdd.
So I basically have a booting XP system and and installed but non booting oS system. I now need to get grub re-installed so I get the option to choose os when booting. I tried repair the boot loader by going to the repair installtion on the 11.2 DVD but it is not working. I get an error saying
Ok, I tried that method and grub now displays on boot but trying to boot oS gives the following error.
Booting SUSE Linux
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partiton type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/my disk id-part5 resume=/dev/disk/my disk id-part6 splash=silent quiet showopts
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x3c00, size=0x3e4c80]
Error 15: File not found
Press any key to continue…
Pressing any key just loops back to grub and the same error.
Is the error telling me that initrd does not exist or cannot be found? If so how can I get it back?
root@sysresccd /root % fdisk /dev/sda -l
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xcccdcccd
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 16573 133122591 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 29777 30401 5019840 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3 * 16574 16604 249007+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 16605 29776 105804090 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 16605 19214 20964793+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 19215 19475 2096451 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 19476 23939 35857048+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 23940 29776 46885671 83 Linux
Partition table entries are not in disk order
In the above the partitons are as follows:
sda1 is my XP partion
sda2 is the Thinkpad recovery partition.
sda3 is /boot
sda5 is /
Here is the menu.lst
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Fri Mar 12 10:37:49 GMT 2010
# THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
# Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
##YaST - generic_mbr
##YaST - activate
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX
kernel /vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_071007BB0F00WDGAHZXA-part5 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_071007BB0F00WDGAHZXA-part6 splash=silent quiet showopts
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX
kernel /vmlinuz-220.127.116.11-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_071007BB0F00WDGAHZXA-part5 showopts apm=off noresume nosmp maxcpus=0 edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 x11failsafe
I’ve spent so much time on this that I think I’m just going to bite the bullet and re-install oS from scratch.
If I do a clean installtion of oS so it’s dual booting properly, can I then just dd the old hdd partitons over the top leaving the /boot partition alone on the new hdd? I’ll obviously have to change the fstab so it matches the new disk.