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  1. Boot loader

    If it was missed during installation, how do you get yast to install the
    boot loader? It goes through all the motions like it did but nothing
    happens. What the hell ails it? I tried it both in kde mode and ansi
    mode in terminal. What is it, just a simulated exercise?


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    Claude Hopper

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  2. Re: Boot loader

    Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    > If it was missed during installation, how do you get yast to install the
    > boot loader? It goes through all the motions like it did but nothing
    > happens. What the hell ails it? I tried it both in kde mode and ansi
    > mode in terminal. What is it, just a simulated exercise?


    Install it with YaST. If you can't boot, boot with the DVD and select to
    boot an already installed system.

    houghi
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    | Artist : Frank Zappa
    | Song : Willie The Pimp
    | Album : Hot Rats

  3. Re: Boot loader

    houghi wrote:
    > Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    >> If it was missed during installation, how do you get yast to install the
    >> boot loader? It goes through all the motions like it did but nothing
    >> happens. What the hell ails it? I tried it both in kde mode and ansi
    >> mode in terminal. What is it, just a simulated exercise?

    >
    > Install it with YaST. If you can't boot, boot with the DVD and select to
    > boot an already installed system.
    >
    > houghi

    That IS what I do. What I said was, yast appears to install the boot
    loader but in fact does nothing.

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    Claude Hopper

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  4. Re: Boot loader

    Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    > houghi wrote:
    >> Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    >>> If it was missed during installation, how do you get yast to install the
    >>> boot loader? It goes through all the motions like it did but nothing
    >>> happens. What the hell ails it? I tried it both in kde mode and ansi
    >>> mode in terminal. What is it, just a simulated exercise?

    >>
    >> Install it with YaST. If you can't boot, boot with the DVD and select to
    >> boot an already installed system.
    >>
    >> houghi

    > That IS what I do. What I said was, yast appears to install the boot
    > loader but in fact does nothing.


    You said it did not work during the intalation, I am talking about doing
    it after the instalation.
    If that is the case, then try lilo.

    Also could you give any information n what EXCACTLY happens during the
    boot? What do you see, what messages do you get? Be specific.

    houghi
    --
    This was written under the influence of the following:
    | Artist : Frank Zappa
    | Song : Willie The Pimp
    | Album : Hot Rats

  5. Re: Boot loader

    Claude Hopper (11) 5. ? wrote:

    > houghi wrote:
    >> Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    >>> If it was missed during installation, how do you get yast to install the
    >>> boot loader? It goes through all the motions like it did but nothing
    >>> happens. What the hell ails it? I tried it both in kde mode and ansi
    >>> mode in terminal. What is it, just a simulated exercise?

    >>
    >> Install it with YaST. If you can't boot, boot with the DVD and select to
    >> boot an already installed system.
    >>
    >> houghi

    > That IS what I do. What I said was, yast appears to install the boot
    > loader but in fact does nothing.
    >


    It probably installs, but not where it should.
    To troubleshoot that on distance is not easy .
    I can't see selected options in YaST and I don't know easy way to retrieve
    them in form suitable for usenet.

    Although it is written for SuSE 8.1, it is applicable in case of problems
    for any version including 11.0:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:The_Boot_Manager_Grub

    See the section "Manual installation of GRUB" .

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    Regards, Rajko
    http://en.opensuse.org/Portal needs helpful hands.

  6. Re: Boot loader

    houghi wrote:
    > Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    >> houghi wrote:
    >>> Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    >>>> If it was missed during installation, how do you get yast to install the
    >>>> boot loader? It goes through all the motions like it did but nothing
    >>>> happens. What the hell ails it? I tried it both in kde mode and ansi
    >>>> mode in terminal. What is it, just a simulated exercise?
    >>> Install it with YaST. If you can't boot, boot with the DVD and select to
    >>> boot an already installed system.
    >>>
    >>> houghi

    >> That IS what I do. What I said was, yast appears to install the boot
    >> loader but in fact does nothing.

    >
    > You said it did not work during the intalation, I am talking about doing
    > it after the instalation.
    > If that is the case, then try lilo.
    >
    > Also could you give any information n what EXCACTLY happens during the
    > boot? What do you see, what messages do you get? Be specific.
    >
    > houghi

    The computer reset during installation. I tried it after installation by
    booting the cd and booting the installed system. I tried grub and lilo.
    Both appear to write the boot code but do not. It might be that the
    harddrive is on a pci raid ide controller which the bios does not see.
    The boot cd sees it and winows 2000 sees it. Maybe I'll fart around with
    loadlin.

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    Claude Hopper

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  7. Re: Boot loader

    Claude Hopper (11) 5. ? wrote:

    > houghi wrote:
    >> Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    >>> houghi wrote:
    >>>> Claude Hopper 5 ? wrote:
    >>>>> If it was missed during installation, how do you get yast to install
    >>>>> the boot loader? It goes through all the motions like it did but
    >>>>> nothing happens. What the hell ails it? I tried it both in kde mode
    >>>>> and ansi mode in terminal. What is it, just a simulated exercise?
    >>>> Install it with YaST. If you can't boot, boot with the DVD and select
    >>>> to boot an already installed system.
    >>>>
    >>>> houghi
    >>> That IS what I do. What I said was, yast appears to install the boot
    >>> loader but in fact does nothing.

    >>
    >> You said it did not work during the intalation, I am talking about doing
    >> it after the instalation.
    >> If that is the case, then try lilo.
    >>
    >> Also could you give any information n what EXCACTLY happens during the
    >> boot? What do you see, what messages do you get? Be specific.
    >>
    >> houghi

    > The computer reset during installation. I tried it after installation by
    > booting the cd and booting the installed system. I tried grub and lilo.
    > Both appear to write the boot code but do not. It might be that the
    > harddrive is on a pci raid ide controller which the bios does not see.
    > The boot cd sees it and winows 2000 sees it. Maybe I'll fart around with
    > loadlin.
    >


    Or you can try reading:
    http://en.opensuse.org/How_to_instal..._software_RAID
    Also you may want to see:
    http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2.../msg00473.html
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=350992

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    Regards, Rajko
    http://en.opensuse.org/Portal needs helpful hands.

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