September 1st, 2006 11:35 PM
[Suse 10.1]Problems loading reiserfs, pointing on wrong harddisk!
Hi everyone on Antionline,
I know this maybe isnt in topic for this forum but i know many of you have great
expierence and knowledge.
Information about my system:
Harddisk1 160gb: one partion WinXp 70gb, installed suse 10.1 on the rest with standard partions.
Everything worked nice until i plugged in my second 160gb hd.
But now i can't load my Suse partions!? The computer thinks that my linux partions is on hdb
but it should be hda.
The message i get when i trying to load it is:
trying to load reiserfs...
/dev/hdb5 -no response
Waiting for device /dev/hdb6... -no response
I have tried to unplugg my hd again but there is no effect.
Does anybody have an answere to my problem?
How can i change the settings, so the computer can load the right partions?
//Lazyfish (Totally newbie on Linux)
September 2nd, 2006 02:35 AM
you probably would want to reinstall grub and check if that works. just boot into rescue mode using your media and use grub-install /dev/hdb.
September 2nd, 2006 03:38 AM
You plugged in another Hd? Like USB? Or an Internal HD?
Now I could walk you through 200 steps to fix this, but if you just installed SUSE and don't have a lot of data on that yet, you can do one EASY step, and reinstall it, setting the partitions up.
On the machine I'm typing on this is my set up:
I have one 80 GB HD the machine came with, and one 160 GB HD I installed, and then an 80 GB External USB HD.
When I set it up, I installed XP on the first HD and gave it the whole thing. When I installed SUSE 10.1 I gave it the second HD.
The install went without hassle and it did most of it for me. I checked the partitions to make sure it was what I wanted, and when everything was done I plugged in the USB drive and SUSE popped up letting me know it found an 81 GB media.
I opened it with the file manager and that was it.
September 2nd, 2006 07:25 AM
yet i haven't got sensitiv information on that partion. A reinstall may solve my problem.
But why dont try to learn how to fix it instead?
2 internal hds 160gb.
Problem begun when i installed my second drive.
Startup is pointing on wrong drive. It should be /dev/hda not /dev/hdb.
Grub? Is it really grub who decides what settings suse will use?
Were is the file for change these settings?
After couple of minutes thinking...
Gore* maybe i should go your way. Use one drive only for winxp and the other one for Suse.
In that case, were should i put grub? hda or hdb.
And can i have both disks in the computer under installation?
My WinXp partion is more sensitiv... Can i delete suse partions from this drive without destroy
data from winXp partion.
sorry for bad writting.. Hope you understand
September 2nd, 2006 11:43 AM
I speak / miss spell in 7 languages, I understand. Grub will install itself on the first HD, which is where it needs to be to boot OSs. When you install SUSE, just tell it to use the seciond HD and auto partition.
It'll set everything up and you won't have to do anything. You can learn how to fix it after you have the installation down. Makes things easier.
September 3rd, 2006 03:16 AM
Where exactly does this happen? Right after you choose the installation on GRUB?
If so, shove in a live CD like Knoppix, reboot, load it up, and then mount your / partition (let's say it's /dev/hda1) to /mnt/linuxroot.
You could post the output of that, or, alternatively, just change all the references of "hdb" to "hda". You haven't installed anything on hdb yet, have you?
# mkdir /mnt/linuxroot
# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/linuxroot
# kwrite /mnt/linuxroot/boot/grub/menu.lst
Do the above if you want to recover it. If not, your best choice is to reinstall... Back up the stuff on the Windows partition and erase it. Then, resize the reiserfs partition (/ ?) on hda to take up all the space. Once that's done, install Windows on hdb. In doing that, M$ will put their own mumbajumba on the MBR, so you'll have to reinstall GRUB.
If you need any help doing any of this, just ask.
September 4th, 2006 07:12 AM
i had a similar problem using grub... i installed a second hdd.. one ide one sata... and grub got all confused and would point to the wrong drive... 60 collective hours of man pages and 1 case of dr. pepper later i said Eff this and whipped out lilo.
i wouldnt mind seeing a solution from someone to this problem if one comes along
work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger
September 10th, 2006 08:52 AM
hexadecimal>> I understand what you mean.
To stop anyone for posting a solution and not to hurt hexadecimal i just want to say that my problem is solved.
my solution was a extreme makeover. Reinstalled everything. Using my second computer as a SUSE box instead.
And i want to thank everyone for a fast reply.