Grub Grief aGain

Goh Lip g.lip at
Mon Jul 19 15:35:23 UTC 2010

On Mon, 19 Jul 2010 23:25:26 +0800
Goh Lip <g.lip at> wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Jul 2010 16:05:58 +0100
> Dave Howorth <dhoworth at> wrote:
> > Hi, I'm having a bit more trouble with grub again. I've a box with
> > both Ubuntu and openSUSE on various disks, using Ubuntu's grub2 to
> > control booting. It was working fine but now grub is giving me 'you
> > need to load the kernel first' errors when I try to boot openSUSE.
> > 
> > I can still boot into Ubuntu (karmic) and I can see the partition
> > that contains openSUSE. I've rerun update-grub but that didn't
> > solve the problem. I'm stuck for ideas as to what might be wrong
> > (perhaps because it's Monday?), so I'd be grateful for any ideas
> > what to try next.
> It would really help if you can explain what changed from "It was
> working fine" to "but now grub is giving me 'you...."; for
> kernel update of openSuse? etc..
> Also,
> o  list partitions of /, /boot, if any, of Ubuntu and OpenSuse.
> o  grub version of opensuse
> o  kernel numbers of ubuntu and suse
> o  initrd of suse  (have not used suse for a long time)

My message was sent prematurely, do this at ubuntu and see if this woks
sudo grub-install /dev/sda

Regards - Goh Lip

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