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Re: [opensuse] [Unsuccessful installation of operating system]
On Fri, 2010-09-24 at 15:03 +0200, Stan Goodman wrote:
On Friday 24 September 2010 06:58:57 Mike McMullin wrote:
On Thu, 2010-09-23 at 20:20 +0200, Stan Goodman wrote:
On Thursday 23 September 2010 18:35:02 Felix Miata wrote:
On 2010/09/23 18:11 (GMT+0200) Stan Goodman composed:
grub> kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb5 noresume splash=verbose
3 [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x3000, size=0x269760]
grub>intrd /boot/int<tab>.img
intrd /boot/int.img

Error 27: Unrecognized command

So it stalls here.

initrd is a Grub command. intrd is not.


But that still seems like the place where things hang. I went through
the sequence of grub commands, beginning with root (hd1,5), and
through loading the kernel. From there:

grub> initrd /boot/initrd<tab>.img
initrd /boot/initrd.img

And it doesn't return to the GRUB promptl

Just an observation Stan, there really is no need for a <tab> in
vmlin<tab>uz, all one word shoud suffice, and as for initrd<tab>.img,
that can be fixed to initrd.img. A bit odd those <tab>s.

By now, I know that you are right. But at the time, my level of insight
was so low that the only possible strategy was to follow directions as
closely as possible according to my understanding.

Since, by the way, the absence of the "uz" could not have produced a
different result, it's clear that the real reason for the difference must
have been copying/typing error. There were, in fact, many such errors,
most (but not quite all) of which I caught. That was tedious work.

It usually is, fortunately oS has kept grub 1, grub2 seems to be more
fun than most folks want to have, the learning curve is much steeper
than for grub 1.

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