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I wonder what happened here?

Postby DrTeeth » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:19 am

One of my Linux distros is openSUSE Leap 15. I also have Tumbleweed
that does not have the issue here.

I have been used to openSUSE (since v11, when I started using it)
overwriting BIBM when grub updates. A quick reinstall of BIBM returns
everything to normal.

Running a recent update, when I got to reinstalling BIBM, the
installer behaved as if it were a new install, asking about limiting
primary partitions.

On entering maintenance mode, no other partition other than Leap 15
was visible. I don't know what happened this time, but I had to run a
restore.

I have asked for information on the openSUSE forum, but as is
typically my luck, the only people replying have not had the issue.

I will have to remove Leap 15 unless I can find out what is going on.

Any ideas?
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Re: I wonder what happened here?

Postby Brian K » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:26 am

DrT,

I just installed two openSUSE Leap 15.0 OS to a HD boot-managed by BIU. They are booting with Secure Boot enabled.

How can I stress grub? I doubt I can as grub isn't installed near the Partition Table on a GPT disk.
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Re: I wonder what happened here?

Postby DrTeeth » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:49 am

On Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:26:01 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I just installed two openSUSE Leap 15.0 OS to a HD boot-managed by BIU. They are booting with Secure Boot enabled.
>
>How can I stress grub? I doubt I can as grub isn't installed near the Partition Table on a GPT disk.

It was a real "brown trousers" moment here. Thank goodness I started
playing with my Linux distros first thing so my nightly backup was
still current.
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Re: I wonder what happened here?

Postby Brian K » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:39 pm

DrTeeth wrote:
>
> It was a real "brown trousers" moment here.

It would have been terrifying.

If it happens again you could try undeleting your partitions. It could save a restore.
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Re: I wonder what happened here?

Postby DrTeeth » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:57 am

On Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:39:57 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>If it happens again you could try undeleting your partitions. It could save a restore.

That is not as easy as it sounds. The names get lost and it takes
quite a while to identify and name them correctly. I did toy with the
idea of giving my partitions all different sizes so they could be
identified much more easily. Will give it a go next time
though...thanks for the suggestion.

TBH, much easier and faster to run an IfL restore and use one of my
others during the restore.
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Re: I wonder what happened here?

Postby Brian K » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:42 pm

DrTeeth wrote:
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> TBH, much easier and faster to run an IfL restore and use one of my
> others during the restore.
> --

Good point.
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