OpenSUSE Install :: Grub Looses Menu Entry After Kernel Update?
Oct 15, 2010
I have manually added an entry for Ubuntu in my grub menu, using Yast. But every time the kernel is updated, this entry disappears. On the other hand, the one for Windows, that was added during OpenSuse's installation, is still there. So how can I keep this entry for Ubuntu ?
Edit : when I save the menu configuration in Yast, I get the following message :
Connecting to deprecated signal QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QString,QString,QString)
I've recently installed suse x64 kde in dual boot mode with windows. I have 2 primary partitions with ntfs with 1 for windows7 boot and other for data/storage. There is no boot provision for data partition. SUSE install is on extended partition. I am unable to run fdisk -l and boot info script for some reason, kde is freaking me out (used to use gnome for last 4 years). The GRUB shows data as a boot and it added an entry in its menu. I will like to remove that entry from menu list.
After a fresh install of opensuse 11.3 and a xen-hypervisor and tools (all default install, nothing special) just get a black screen when I try to use kernel-xen. Default kernel runs like a charm. Xen-kernel gives me a black screen just after grub menu.
This is my menu.lst about it:
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: xen### title Xen -- openSUSE 11.3 - 2.6.34-12 root (hd0,2)
I have a dual boot system: windows xp and suse(10.2). I had to reinstall windows(again). When I tried to use the installer, it kept reseting my partitions to 500gb+ to linux. Nothing I tried would let me put it to the way it was(50gb to linux). Repair install failed. Update wouldn't work. MSwindows in the grub boot menu disappeared. I tried reinstalling suse. The installer blocked any attempt by me to put the partitions back to normal. How do reset the windows and linux partitions(850gb windows, 50gb to suse linux)?
i just installed ubuntu 9.10 netbook remix, i made a partition (sda6) for it, first i had only opensuse, and when i was installing ubuntu, i put the bootloader in (sda6) the Opensuse bootloader is installed on MBR,
Code: fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xb02fb02f
my own fault really,just dived in to do the update and did not back everything up. I have three disks in my machine one winxp for games , one was suse 11.2 and added lately one for ubuntu. added the ubuntu disk installed and this replaced the grub loader, still gave me all my previous options but does not look as nice as the suse one.so I did update on 11.2 and thought would give me the nice one back and still have all my entries. Er no. entry for win and 11.3 but no ubuntu.
Lately when Fedora 12 updates the kernel it defaults to the last kernel entry and not the newest one. However I set grub to boot entry 0 as the default which is allways the new kernel. It runs like this fine until the kernel updates then it seems to change from 0 to 1 on its own is this a new planned aspect of the new kernel being installed?
I have looked at the GNU GRUB Manual 1.99 at [URL] but I cannot find an explanation of what the kernel entry / command in the grub.conf file means. I get what's the meaning of that entry but where is described what it actually is and what are proper.
I suppose this entry / command was actual in GRUB Legacy, but I cannot find where it is described...
I started another thread about this to get help booting into openSUSE after Fedora rewrote my bootloader and deleted all other entries. I managed to fix it but I never did find out why the following commands caused my system to boot to the grub shell instead of the grub menu.
Code: grub root (hd0,3) setup (hd0) quit reboot
Can anyone explain to me why these commands caused my system to boot directly to a grub shell? It's as if there were no /boot/grub/menu.lst files for it to use, but after I got everything back to normal, the files were still there.
If it helps, this is how the drive was setup before and now, except Fedora was on /dev/sda4 and has since been deleted.
Code: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda2 263 13316 104856255 83 Linux /dev/sda3 * 13317 14621 10482412+ 83 Linux
I have a used PC that came pre-installed with suse 11.2.Unfortunately, I do not have the install disk to use in case of whatever.I already know that when configuring a dual boot with Windows and Linux, it is recommended to install Windows first.I do not have that luxury now as 11.2 is installed and GRUB is the boot loader.Question is, if I boot the Windows 98 install disk on boot, how to not mess up GRUB and still add Windows 98 to GRUB menu?
One hard drive only here. 98gb free.It seems that W98 install will overwrite GRUB in this situation - causing problems. Maybe not, I don't really know for sure.I just need to install windows 98 on the same hard drive and if possible, have suse and w98 visible on boot in GRUB.
Ubuntu's update manager recently updated the Grub menu.lst file. It let me decide if I wanted to keep my old menu.lst or the new one. After deciding that I was fine with the new one, I found out that I can no longer boot into Windows 7. I had previously edited menu.lst so that Windows would be at the top of the list, however, I didn't notice that this had put it into the automagic update area, and I realize now that I should have just edited what the default number was instead of moving around the entries.
Anyways, I can no longer access my Windows 7 OS via Grub, and I was wondering what sort of fix I can have for this. I've tried running update-grub, but it hasn't fixed the problem. The Windows bootloader is on the first partition of the only hard drive, as far as I can remember.
i have a Winxp and Ubuntu 10.10 system(wubi-install, update from 10.04 to 10.10).I have fixed the update problem 10.04 to 10.10 with the modified wubildr.Today there was a kernel update from 2.6.32 to 2.6.35 (???) and after the restart i can boot only xp.If i choose Ubuntu, there is a black screen and the computer restart. the ubuntudisksootgrub folder is empty!?!Here is my log:
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
I have openSUSE 11.4 KDE (64-bit). Very inexperienced Linux user. I just dragged Thunderbird's icon to the lower panel so that it can be launched quickly. But now when I go to Application Launcher -> Applications -> Internet -> E-mail, the Thunderbird entry is no longer visible.How do I bring it back?
i have a intel dual core pc with 2 hdd of 160 gb each in the 1st one i have windows 7 and open suse 11.2. in the 2nd one i have a split it into 100 gb and the rest i had kept for fedora 13. i installed the fedora 13 on the 2 nd hdd even after install.i only have the option to boot into either windows 7 or opensuse .. and no option to boot into fedora 13.how to add fedora 13 menu and boot in to it...
I've just installed windows on my computer for gaming, since it took over the boot loader I went into the repair system function of the opensuse DVD. Now I'm back in linux but no windows partition is showing up on the grub menu. This is the output of fdisk -l how do I make it so grub sees my windows too? This is probably an easy fix but I'm a prior ubuntu guy and just started playing with suse which seems a bit more tech savvy and less forgiving then ubuntu. code...
have a intel dual core pc with 2 hdd of 160 gb each in the 1st one i have windows 7 and open suse 11.2.. in the 2nd one i have a split it into 100 gb and the rest i had kept for fedora 13. i installed the fedora 13 on the 2 nd hdd even after install. i only have the option to boot into either windows 7 or opensuse .. and no option to boot into fedora 13
I've a problem with the grub menu, I've install opensuse 11.3 on a usb HDD but the grub menu were installed on my internal HDD I've deinstal it from my internal one so that I don't have to chose between linux or windows but how can I install it back on my usb HDD?
I have just installed KDE3.5.10 on S13.1 and have followed all steps required on the site at 'http://slackware.osuosl.org/unsupported/kde-3.5.10-for-slack13.0/' containing the packages, finishing with:
You'll probably need to log out and back in again for the profile scripts to add the KDE3 stuff to your $PATH and $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS. When you log back in, KDE3 should start when you run X. Unlike LXDE, this install didn't automatically create a menu entry for gdm. Everything seems to be right, but I can't get the gdm entries I've tried to work. Could somebody who has also installed 3.5.10 kindly post the correct file contents?
Yesterday I've updated my system from 11.2 to 11.3, fllowing the guide at SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE . Everything went fine (except an error during the installation of batik) but after reboot I got a grub error:
And I couldn't boot
After a CD boot, because I didn't want to try the OpenSUSE 11.2 entry, I saw that the entry for OpenSUSE 11.3 was wrong, see below the entries for 11.3 and 11.2:
And of course it worked and my updated system works fine
I made a clean install of opense Suse and by mistake I overwrited the menu.lst (because of the restoration utility). As a result I have the grub error 15 : file not found, and tried everything I could think.
Grub is installed on the MBR and boots from the extended partition. The new openSuse is on sda8, there is an old openSuse on sda4 but xorg is broken. I can boot on Windows, and sda4, but not on sda8 menu.lst
I have Opensuse 11.2 installed (on hd0 at the time of installation) To install Windows 7 alongside I had to switch my hard drives (hd0 became hd1 and vice versa) What is the best approach to reinstall grub and get both Opensuse and Win7 visible in the grub menu?
I just installed OpenSuse 11.1 alongside of Ubuntu 9.10. After finishing up the installation I find that I can't get into Ubuntu. I have tried adding Ubuntu to the OpenSuse /boo/grub/menu.lst but it doesn't seem to be working.
Since certainly half a year I have to add the vga=0x317 parametere at the end of the root parameter in the menu.lst file after each upgrade of the kernel and also recently after upgrading from 11.1 to 11.3. Without this, the splash screen is not shown on my HP Pavilion laptop.