opensuse 11.3: How to recover graphical bootmenu
- From: Bernd Giesen <Bernd.Giesen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 20:16:45 +0100
after successfully restoring a clonezilla drive image containing a
multiboot opensuse 11.3/Windows 7 system due to a dissatisfying opensuse
12.1 update installation all seems to work properly except that my
GRAPHICAL opensuse 11.3 boot menu no longer appears at system startup.
When I start my machine, I'm always seeing the simple "text-based" boot
Moreover, when I immediately (that is, without showing the boot menu at
startup) want to reboot from the KDE shutdown dialog into a desired OS
partition (either Windows or openSUSE) the boot menu appears anyway. As
you might know you can configure this "boot-through" behaviour by
selecting "grub" in the "KDE system settings" for the login manager.
Here's a list of my attempts to recover the graphical boot menu so far:
1) From the opensuse 11.3 rescue system (booted by opensuse DVD) I
successfully "chroot"ed into /dev/sda6 and successfully called
2) From within YAST I deinstalled, rebooted and reinstalled the
previously installed "gfxboot" and "gfxboot-branding.openSUSE" packages
All those attempts had no success.
Does anyone know how to recover my GRAPHICAL boot menu without
completely reinstalling openSUSE 11.3?
You may want to take a look at my grub's (legacy) menu.lst file (my
opensuse root/boot partition is /dev/sda6, there is only one HDD
installed, the file /boot/message does exist, of course):
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sa Feb 4 15:55:14 CET 2012
# THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
# Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in
##YaST - activate
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.3 - 22.214.171.124-0.6
quiet showopts vga=0x31a
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.3 - 126.96.36.199-0.6
root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3750528AS_9VP3NZ73-part6 showopts apm=off
noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off
processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x31a
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 1###
title Windows 7 Pro
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
Any hints are greatly appreciated.