I used this system for maybe two years without issues. The whole thing is on an eSATA hd, hybrid gpt/MBR format, 11 partitions, Chameleon on a separate partition along with the extra folder, OSX for everyday use, another OSX for emergency cases, Linux with separate home-partition and Windows 7 64 Bit. I wanted to install a new Linux, chose open suse 12.1 64 Bit and downloaded the dvd. I knew I would have to fix the fake MBR-partition table with gptsync afterwards to get windows back. After choosing several install options the installer reported that he was going to format the 2 linux partitions that he found as ext4, use one as root partition, the other one as home partition, use the existing swap partition and that he had detected a gpt hd, so he would install grub to the linux root partition and leave the MBR untouched. That sounded good for me, so I hit enter. Installation was finished, but after reboot I just saw a blinking cursor.
That made me think that the wrong partition might be marked as active. So I first fixed the faked MBR partition-table with gptsync and then marked the chameleon partition as active.
Again the blinking cursor after reboot.
Marked the OSX partition that was part of the faked MBR as active.
Blinking cursor after reboot, then: "Error. No operating system found."
Maybe i should have unplugged the internal hd before reinstalling linux? Too late. (OSX on the internal hd still boots, so does windows 7 via chameleon if I choose to boot from the internal hd.)
There might be just one or two bits in the wrong place. Do I really have to reinstall everything from scratch?
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