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[opensuse] Re: [Unsuccessful installation of operating system]
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:03:30 +0200
  • Message-id: <201009231603.30572.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 22Sep 2010 at 18:15:43 -0400, Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. wrote:
Stan Goodman wrote:

15 : File not found
This error is returned if the specified file name cannot be
> > found, but everything else (like the disk/partition info) is OK.

Probably there is an error in the menu.lst file.

I did the following in a live Fedora.

Reaching the grub menu only to get an error like this means there is
some type of error which usually can be worked around by using the Grub
command shell. When the menu appears, escape out of the graphical menu
first, then exit the text menu to reach the command prompt in the
manner shown to you below the entries the text menu is showing. You'll
then be greeted by a Grub prompt:


Try the following:

grub> root (hd1,5)

grub> kernel /boot/vmlinux root=/dev/sdb6 noresume splash=verbose

This produces Error 15: File not found

grub> initrd /boot/initrd

Unsurprisingly therefore, this gets Error 27:Unrecognized command

grub> boot

If that doesn't get you booted, try substituting from your best
recollection whatever is correct for the various (xx#,#) parameters and
kernel parameters.

If still no go, you can get clues via Grub's command line completion,
allowing it to show you what kernel and/or initrd(s) it can find. Start

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1

as expected.

which will show whatever locations it can find it, which will be
locations where menu.lst should be, and which should be the child of
any /boot containing installed kernels and initrds. Maybe the HD on
which SUSE is actually located for some reason is not coming up as
sdb6/(hd1,5). If stage 1 is where you expect it, try:

grub> kernel /boot/vmli<tab>

That got only the usual action of the Tab key, it didn't try to
autocomplete anything.

and report back what happens if from the above you can't get any SUSE

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
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