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Re: [opensuse] complex confusing partition problem
  • From: jdd sur free <jdanield@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 09:32:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <47F487F8.5010703@xxxxxxx>
Bob S a écrit :
Hello SuSE users,

Going to need a guru for this one.

I think I was for the old naming sheme, not so for the new :-(.

But what I don't see in your mail is the booting sequence...

you can boot of many ways, in Linux. most of the time, when using YaST defaults, grub is written in the MBR (master of the first disk) and so the last openSUSE install rules all the booting system.

If this is the case, the other grubs menus are never used and so not relevant.

The other case is when one istalls grub on the root partition and then the mbr menu only send the pointer to each partition grub (at this moment you have two cascading grub menus)

Actually it is not a partition problem but
one of having two instances of 10.2 installed -unintentionally.

/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST380011A_5JVQS2KB-part5 /backup ext3
defaults 1 2

As you can see the new way of naming disks in fstab is just done for such situation. It makes it easy to see what disk is involved. It's pretty difficult to make this by hand, but yast do it for you.So you better stay with the 10.3 grub menu and yast partitionner.

I want to keep my SUSE (10.2)

do you need only 10.2, 10.3 and windows? if the 3 boot correctly, keep using 10.3 grub and comment out the unused grub entries.

partitioner will show the setup clearly.

why would you install the 11 if your computer behave well with the previous ones?

anyway if the partitionner behave clearly, go on. do not remove anything in the partition before being really sure you don't have the same data mounted twice :-)

(and remember new sata driver can only cope with 16 partitions)

Jean-Daniel Dodin
Président du CULTe
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