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Re: [SLE] SUSE 9.1 - BAH!
  • From: C Hamel <vgm2@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 20:20:11 -0500
  • Message-id: <200405192020.15749.vgm2@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wednesday 19 May 2004 18:48, Thom Nuzum wrote:
> I spoke too soon.
> On my fourth boot into Windows I have lost my Boot Loader completely and
> what followed was an awful clicking sound and a boot into SuSE. My system
> bios now flashes around like crazy opening and closing things.
> My hard drive is new so I can return it. I suspect it is finished.
> Can anyone recommend a workable hard drive if thats my problem.
> Mine was a Maxtor 250GB (they were on sale and had the Novell stamp of
> approval) very funny.
>
> On Wednesday 19 May 2004 13:46, Hartmut Meyer wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Wednesday 19 May 2004 16:46, Thom Nuzum wrote:
> > > I agree the 9.1 boot issue is a disaster.
> > > I am finally up and running as you can see from various messages here:
> > > After 4 days and a new hard drive as well as many cancelled
> > > appointments. Summary of pain:
> > > 1. was not able to boot into windows
> > > 2. Tried every single MBR recovery know to man.
> > > 3. Tried to repair Windows.
> > > 4. Had to format and start over.
> > > 5. New hard drive changed to lilo.
> > > 6. install missed many files
> > > 7. reinstall
> > > 8. reinstall
> > > 9. Could not update linux partition not found.
> > > 10. Yast tries to install updates on windows partition.
> > > (sorry I'm getting some steam off my chest)
> >
> > Since today we have a machine at hand where we can reproduce the problem.
> > It appears to be some kind of "misunderstanding" between what Windows,
> > BIOS and Kernel 2.6 assume about disk geometry. It doesn't look like an
> > easy one. But at least we have a chance now ...
> >
> > Stay tuned.
> >
> >
> > Greetings from Bremen
> > hartmut
>
> --
> Thom Nuzum
> Realtor technology
> (DC, Virginia, and Maryland)
I had trouble w/a couple Maxtors... I like Seagate, myself.
- --
...CH
Avoid doing business with 'The Link' ISP.
SuSE Is All U Need
Linux user# 313696
Linux box# 199365
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