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[opensuse] grub2 upgrade multiboot, windows fix
Hi everyone,

Ok, I have been scouring the lists and the forums to try and make sure I get this right, but something weird has come up, and I haven't seen the same problem.

This is on my laptop only. I did not do a clean install, but an upgrade from 12.1 (I know this is inadvisable, but I tend to fiddle around). The upgrade actually went pretty well, and of course it kept grub legacy. The only thing that was hard was that when I would do "suspend to disk" on closing the lid, when I would go to power back up, sometimes the screen would hang and not boot up. I would end up hitting the reset button.

It never did this in 12.1, and since I have 12.1 still running on another partition, I checked the graphics driver to see if the hang and blank screen were due to a bad graphics driver. It was exactly the same as on 12.2. This was the output of hwinfo --gfxcard:

09: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.319]
Unique ID: _Znp.NM4Dfup9NW6
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "Intel VGA compatible controller"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x0126
SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
SubDevice: pci 0x0116
Revision: 0x09
Driver: "i915"
Driver Modules: "drm"
Memory Range: 0xdd000000-0xdd3fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xe000-0xe03f (rw)
IRQ: 43 (5976 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00000126sv00001043sd00000116bc03sc00i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: i915 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe i915"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

Primary display adapter: #9

Since this is the same in 12.1 as in 12.2, and it doesn't hang on bootup or restore from hibernate in 12.1, this makes me think this is not a graphics driver issue. However, I may be wrong - anyone have an idea on that?

In any case, I decided to upgrade to grub2, seeing if the bootloader would make a difference. I went to yast2, selected bootloader, with the following options, as per Michael's response in an earlier thread:

YAST2 - Boot Loader
Boot Loader: GRUB2
Boot Loader Location: tick Boot from Root Partition
tick Boot from Extended Partition
Boot Loader options:
tick Set active flag in Partition for Boot Parition
tick Write Generic Boot Code in MBR
tick User graphical console
Console Resolution: Autodetect by grub2
Console Theme: /boot/grub2/themes/openSUSE/theme.txt

The difference being that in mine, I have the root in an extended partition, and so I checked that box as well.

Grub2 installed, and when I went to reboot, I got the black grub2 screen with the menu options, etc. On boot to 12.2, the first thing that pops up after the grub menu is this:

Loading Linux 3.4.6-2.10-desktop ...
Loading initial ramdisk ...

Then it hangs right there whenever I go to boot up. I have to hit the reset button on my laptop and reboot. Sometimes I go through the cycle of hitting the reset button 2 or 3 times before it will go past loading the initial ramdisk. Sometimes 10 or 15 times. Sometimes not at all. If I boot into Windows 7, and then restart, it usually does not hang after grub.

Any ideas on what to do next? It is a pain to have to always hit the reset button when I am booting up.

Box #1: 12.2 | KDE 4.9.1 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | ATI Radeon HD 3300 | 16GB
Box #2: 12.2 | KDE 4.9.1 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | nVidia C61 GeForce 7025 | 4GB
Laptop: 12.2 | KDE 4.9.1 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | Intel HD Graphics 3000 | 8GB
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