On 2011/06/30 11:25 (GMT-0400) Jack McKinney composed:
Still not running.
I ran updates then shutdown. Boot to SUSE after normal shutdown hangs
with a blank screen. Forced power reset and boot with Failsafe also
hangs with the following:
I have Windows XP on a drive that is not powered since
it is failing. I
had Fedora on the drive where I installed SUSE but I think the
partitioning has wiped that out. I did not install multiboot.
Display is E-Machines E211H 1920x1080.
As a nube, I have to ask how to make the recommended
With the additional info, I recommend starting all over. First decide if WXP
is going to go back onto the system on either the Linux HD, or a separate HD,
old or new. If it's going back, decide where. If you want it on the same HD
as Linux, how to best go about it depends on your available WXP installation
media. Those available in recent years are usually quite belligerent,
restoring the whole HD to OEM status without regard to anything that may be
installed there and working. If that's your only option, then you should do
that first, then back it up, then begin the Linux installation process.
If WXP is going to go back on a separate HD, you need to install Linux while
both HDs are connected in their usual physical configuration. Otherwise
you'll most likely break bootability of one or the other or both.
Whether WXP is going back or not, it's wise to configure the HD Linux goes on
so that at least two Linux versions can be available for boot. Once the first
is installed and operational, the second will eventually be there for testing
the waters prior to choosing that upgrade or switch path, leaving the
original as fallback to at least facilitate repair if and when anything goes
haywire on the second or later.
The openSUSE installer is capable of repartitioning after you've restored or
installed WXP, so I recommend taking advantage of that capability, and set
aside space for at least two Linux distros, plus a separate partition or
logical volume for Linux's /home (user data). Another option available if
you're not stuck with bad WXP restore media is to (wipe and) fully partition
the HD prior to installing _anything_. This is the approach I always use,
always partitioning (with a cross-platform partitioning tool to maximize
compatibility) fully before installing anything whatsoever. I have over 25
multiboot systems (most with at least 4 installed operating systems, many
with more than 10) on the premises here.
Take a look at http://fm.no-ip.com/PC/install-doz-after.html
proceeding to actually do or decide anything further.
In any event, changing disk count, and particularly changing disk order, can
be, and usually is, a very troubling experience best avoided. So, decide what
you ultimately want before moving forward if you want to minimize future hassles.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/
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