If you are getting boot errors stating “No Devices Matches MBR Identifier” while trying to boot OpenSUSE from a custom flash drive, it is likely that the Disk Identifier (or Disk ID) found in the MBR file, is incorrect. In the following simple solution, I’ll show you a couple of ways to fix this.
Fixing the “No Devices Matches MBR Identifier” error
How to get the MBRID (Disk Identifier) from Linux
- From a terminal, type sudo su and press Enter
- Type fdisk -l and press Enter
- Copy the Disk Identifier listed in in terminal for your Disk to the mbrid file located at boot/grub/mbrid
How to Get the MBRID (Disk Identifier) from Windows
- Download Set-MBRID.exe
- Copy Set-MBRID.exe to the Drive to get the Disk ID from.
- Click Get-MBRID.exe to obtain the Disk Identifier.
- The tool will display the Disk Identifier in a message box, backup the old mbrid file, and create a new mbrid file for you at /boot/grub/mbrid, if the path exists.
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