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Re: [opensuse] Partitioning problem in installing oS v11.1
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 22:30:45 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0910032221090.12109@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Saturday, 2009-10-03 at 20:45 +0200, Stan Goodman wrote:

At 18:46:58 on Saturday Saturday 03 October 2009, Felix Miata <> wrote:
On 2009/10/03 10:25 (GMT+0200) Stan Goodman composed:
The DFSee display now looks exactly as it should. Unfotunately, the
system doesn't boot. Instead of Boot Manager, I see a persistent
black screen.

The usual DFSee display doesn't show the MBR code. You must ask for it
explicitly. Ctrl-B will do that if done immediately after starting

Thank you for this material.

Ctrl-B brought up the relevant page. Unfortunately, new computers have
narrow screens vertically, so I can see only from 000D0 down, well after
the boot code. Beginning at 00FA, however, there is a remark: "Bad
part-tables!", then "Error loading OS" and "OpSys not found!". No great
surprise that it doesn't boot. =;-/8


Those are the messages that the "booter" can print if there is a problem, a different short message for each problem the designer considered. It does not mean at all that you have (or not) any of those problems.

This would be the method to do that in linux - in my case, the mbr contains grub specific code:

# dd if=/dev/hda of=mbr count=512 bs=1
512+0 records in
512+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 0.00280838 s, 182 kB/s

# hexdump -C mbr
00000180 fe 47 52 55 42 20 00 47 65 6f 6d 00 48 61 72 64 |.GRUB .Geom.Hard|
00000190 20 44 69 73 6b 00 52 65 61 64 00 20 45 72 72 6f | Disk.Read. Erro|

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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