(I apologize for clogging your inboxes if this message is not kosher for this
list. If you know a better place I can ask it, I'd really appreciate if you let
I am trying to install SuSE 9 and am running into a peculiar problem with GRUB.
I am a newbie when it comes to Linux installations-- I've only installed SuSE
once (on the same machine - I'll sum up the changes below), and had no problems
whatsoever. Perhaps you can clear this one up for me...
I run the installation off CD. After the first CD is done copying, SuSE writes
some stuff, among them the bootloader. As it is writing the bootloader, it
throws an error box with the following:
(I have to type this into another machine from the error screen, so I replace some boilerplate with ".......")
--- Error message detail
GRUB version 0.93 (640K lower / 3072 upper memory)
[Minimal BASH-like editing ...... device/filename]
grub> root (hd0,1)
Filesystem type is reiserfs, partition type 0x83
grub> install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /grub/stage1 d (hd0) /grub/stage2
Error 15: File not found
My GRUB config files are as follows:
kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 vga=0x31a splash=verbose acpi=force
desktop hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 showopts
kernel (hd0,1)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off
vga=normal nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /grub/stage1 d (hd0) /grub/stage2 0x8000
My partition configuration is as follows:
hda1 - NTFS (Win2k) 25GB, mounted to /windows/C
hda2 - reiser 100M mounted to /boot
hda3 - swap
hda4 - extended partition covering the rest of the disk
hda5 - reiser 25GB mounted to /
I'm running 500Mhz P3 on Chaintech 6BTM mobo with 512 MB RAM. There's one HD in
the system: 120 GB Seagate Barracuda ST3120026A.
Last time I installed SuSE, it was on the same machine, except the HD was Maxtor
DiamondMax Plus L01J100 and the size of Win2k partition (hda1) was 15 GB instead
of 25. It installed perfectly.
I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.