I was trying to virtualize a opensuse server and discovered that GRUB2 is not supported by VMWare, at least without some fiddling. I went into Yast and changed the bootloader from GRUB to GRUB2, and told the machine to convert the existing configuration.
The machine will no longer boot, when it come up GRUB loads without errors and I get stuck at the grub prompt:
I can execute grub commands, and using the rescue disk I can perform the following and even get back into yast, but nothing I have tried has worked. Tried going back to GRUB2 but grub still loads.
Here is how I access the system:
- Boot to rescue system
- mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
- mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
- mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
- mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
- chroot /mnt
From here I can do everything on the system as usual. My system layout is