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[Bug 640475] New: great difficulty fixing SUSE booting as there was no fix in installer to do it.
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  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:45:50 +0000
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=640475

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=640475#c0


Summary: great difficulty fixing SUSE booting as there was no
fix in installer to do it.
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.3
Version: Final
Platform: i586
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.3
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: nothereforever@xxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10)
Gecko/20100914 SUSE/3.6.10-0.3.1 Firefox/3.6.10

i mistakenly put boot loader in the MBR. then windows came along and ereased
it. but i didnt want to reinstall SUSE, and i didnt know much about the command
line stuff and tools. so i wanted to use the setup disk to fix it. there was
help on the net that said the setup had the ability to fix it but SUSE 11.3
didnt have it, it must have been removed ! (thus the "major" severity selected)

details here, forum post 5:
http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/install-boot-login/446087-my-experiences-installing-suse.html

so i had to do a long battle with the setup program till it gave me what i
wanted, the setup of the bootloader.

but i think you can fix this and make customising the already installed
installation as easy as installing a new one. so i ask that you present the
same options to the user with the SUSE on HDD already and to the user who wants
to install. this could make stuff a whole lot easier.


Charlie.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install with boot loader on MBR
2.have windows add a partition to the disk
3.reboot to find no more MBR boot loader
4: fight the installer to put it back on, but this time on the root drive.

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