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Restored Linux Doesnt Boot from Disk

Posted on 2011-02-18
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I moved a server I have onto different hardware using Dump and Restore of the partitions, and for whatever reason I cannot seem to get the system to boot off the HDD.

If I boot off the CD and go into the Install process - Other - Boot off Hard Drive, that works.  Can someone help point a noob like me at what I need to fix to have the system boot by itself?  Hopefully easy points for someone.

Thanks!
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cyberstalker earned 125 total points
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You probably forgot to install the bootloader into the MBR (master boot record).

Do the following:

- Open YaST
- Go to: System -> bootloader

You'll see an "other" button on the selection screen on the bottom right. Click that and then select "propose new configuration". Save and exit. Reboot.
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K. don't ask me why, but the reinstall bootloader option that I had tired earlier that failed and did nothing for whatever reason worked this time.

who cares, working is working.  Thanks!
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