Well update this morning is that it appears to be a Windows thing. I
followed the instructions below, and fixed my installation. Booted
into SUSE just fine. The problem occurs when you boot into Windows,
and then restart. After this, you get the continuous Dell POST
loop. Just an FYI, in case anyone has another solution. Thanks
again in advance.
On Jan 28, 2006, at 5:55 PM, Christian Boltz wrote:
Am Samstag, 28. Januar 2006 02:32 schrieb Kevin R. Garand:
I installed OpenSuSe 10.1 beta with all the
updates on a Dell
Optiplex, with Windows XP on the first partition. Basically Windows
was installed first, and then on the free space Open SuSE was
installed. Now during reboot, I get just the Dell POST screen, it
goes black, and then the Dell POST screen again, and this would go on
forever if I let it.
Does this mean you have a "reboot loop"?
If yes: I had this in one of the early 10.0 betas, but it worked in
later ones and in final also.
Maybe you have more luck with using lilo ;-)
To change to lilo (and to verify it is really a bootloader problem):
Boot from install CD, somewhere after the license, click the "other"
button and change "boot installed system". Mount your harddisk to /
If everything worked up to now, you have verified that it is a
Now chroot /mnt and call yast2 bootloader (maybe you need to
install the lilo RPM before doing this).
And please report this bug - see http://bugs.opensuse.org
In this case, I'd recommend to append the YaST2 logs - see
for information about
how to get them.
BTW: If you already have a login for opensuse.org
or any Novell site,
you can use it for bugzilla also.
PS: The grub configuration posted by Joseph looks broken to me ;-)
Here's my working configuration in 10.0  - of course you
change it to your partitioning:
--- /boot/grub/menu.lst ---
color white/blue black/light-gray
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name:
title SUSE LINUX 10.0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 vga=0x342 selinux=0
resume=/dev/hda2 splash=silent showopts
# everything from kernel to showopts is _one_ line!
PPS: From your other mail:
Again, I may have been wrong for posting this
You are perfectly right here :-) - this list is for discussing
alpha and beta versions. However, if you find something that is
obviously a bug, you can go to bugzilla directly.
 grub of 10.1 beta1 only shows the grub> prompt (bug #144688),
that seems to be a different bug ;-)
2 min spaeter... "Hach, so sind sie meine Jungens..." Lach... :-)
Echt, wie die kleinen Bengels... Und nu kommt nicht mit "Mama,
der hat aber angefangen und sich nicht an die Etikette gehalten".
[Jessica Bleche in suse-linux]
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