GRUB fails, no SUSE, no windows
I'm having serious problems with installing suse10.1a4 as a second os on my asus notebook.
After installing the first cd, grub would not load, i get a "grub loading" message, (no error 17 message though) but after that, nothing happens anymore (as for lilo which i tried as well, there appears a single letter L then nothing again).
So then i tried to get windows xp recover the original windows MBR by trying to boot off the original winxppro cd, but, and here comes the part that worries me most, after some "detecing hardware" messages from the windows cd I end up with a black screen.
The thing is that I am right in the middle of writing my thesis, and not even being able to start windowsxp is quite devastating...
The weird thing is Knoppix 4 works fine, it will boot and start normally, i can mount and access my other windows paritions...
I read around a lot, unfortunately those HOWTO's i found so far (like http://www.whoopis.com/howtos/howto_...e_mbr_grub.php) did not help.
I am really at a loss here. Having a look at the grub.conf file says really nothing to me, maybe somebody can help me out here:
setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0,6)(hd0,6)
setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0)(hd0,6)
linux root is on /dev/hda7 so that should be alright with (hd0,6), however thats about the only thing i can tell.
then the menu.lst contains the usual grub lines with the option to boot linux and windows.
Please, please, I am very gratefull for any kind of help, i just want one working os...!
thank you very much,