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    Default Suse 11dual boot Fedora 9

    First, let me admit that I should have googled BEFORE installing OpenSuse 11 on top of Fedora 9. I didn't.

    On a DMRAID system I first installed Fedora 9 32 bit.
    I do NOT know if Grub was then installed on the MBR. I think so, although I also have a /boot partition.

    Then, I installed Opensuse 32 bit and I think let it install the Grub boot loader, on the mbr as well.

    Of course, the Fedora install is not on the boot menu.

    Using any partition program I can see all the partitions and I know that the root partition of Fedora is partition 3.

    How do I tell Yast to add that to the menu?

    These are the files currently in /boot.

    Code:
    nat@phenom9600:/boot> ll
    total 46136
    -rw------- 1 root root     512 2008-07-11 11:32 backup_mbr
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       1 2008-07-11 11:16 boot -> .
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   86348 2008-05-01 06:34 config-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   88650 2008-06-30 06:53 config-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   83739 2008-06-30 06:50 config-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   86595 2008-06-27 16:21 config-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    1024 2008-07-07 23:03 efi
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    1024 2008-07-14 23:05 grub
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      23 2008-07-11 12:11 initrd -> initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    -rw------- 1 root root 2747571 2008-07-07 23:09 initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6009292 2008-07-11 12:11 initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5227131 2008-07-11 12:09 initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    -rw------- 1 root root 2762246 2008-07-08 03:38 initrd-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686.img
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      23 2008-07-11 12:09 initrd-xen -> initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    drwx------ 2 root root   12288 2008-07-07 21:38 lost+found
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  427520 2008-07-14 23:05 message
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  152839 2008-06-30 06:53 symsets-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae.tar.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  150686 2008-06-30 06:51 symsets-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen.tar.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  443401 2008-06-30 06:53 symtypes-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  435192 2008-06-30 06:51 symtypes-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  128856 2008-06-30 06:53 symvers-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  125840 2008-06-30 06:50 symvers-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  892575 2008-05-01 06:34 System.map-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  916846 2008-06-30 06:44 System.map-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  875829 2008-06-30 06:45 System.map-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  891941 2008-06-27 16:21 System.map-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2731596 2008-06-30 06:52 vmlinux-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2207753 2008-06-30 06:50 vmlinux-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen.gz
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      24 2008-07-11 12:11 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2088288 2008-05-01 06:34 vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2129440 2008-06-30 06:45 vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1849551 2008-06-30 06:45 vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2086752 2008-06-27 16:21 vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      24 2008-07-11 12:09 vmlinuz-xen -> vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  376890 2008-06-06 22:20 xen-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2.gz
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      25 2008-07-11 11:19 xen-3.2.gz -> xen-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2.gz
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      25 2008-07-11 11:19 xen-3.gz -> xen-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  406865 2008-06-06 22:18 xen-dbg-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2.gz
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      29 2008-07-11 11:19 xen-dbg-3.2.gz -> xen-dbg-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2.gz
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      29 2008-07-11 11:19 xen-dbg-3.gz -> xen-dbg-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2.gz
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      29 2008-07-11 11:19 xen-dbg.gz -> xen-dbg-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2.gz
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      25 2008-07-11 11:19 xen.gz -> xen-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2.gz
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      27 2008-07-11 11:19 xen-syms -> xen-syms-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5176089 2008-06-06 22:20 xen-syms-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      31 2008-07-11 11:19 xen-syms-dbg -> xen-syms-dbg-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5394652 2008-06-06 22:18 xen-syms-dbg-3.2.1_16881_04-4.2
    And what follows is the contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf.
    Note that the two Fedora titles are there due to my failed attempt to tell Yast about the Fedora partition.

    Code:
    phenom9600:/boot/grub # cat grub.conf
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Fri Jul 11 11:18:00 EDT 2008
    default 0
    timeout 8
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,0)/message
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.0
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part7    resume=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part5 splash=silent showopts vga=0x31a
        initrd /initrd
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.0
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part7 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off x11failsafe vga=0x31a
        initrd /initrd
    
    title Fedora 9 Root Partition
    
    title Fedora 9 Boot Partition
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: xen###
    title XEN
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /xen-pae.gz
        module /vmlinuz-xenpae root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part7    resume=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part5 splash=silent showopts vga=0x31a
        module /initrd-xenpaephenom9600:/boot/grub #
    Please advise.
    Thank you.
    nat

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    Default Re: Suse 11dual boot Fedora 9

    You can add what you require using the Yast bootloader tool.
    But you need to know where you kernel image for F9 is, it is in /boot of your fedora /root and will be "vmlinuz"......
    With Fedora I think it keeps old ones in there after kernel updates, so there may be more than one.

    Or you can manually edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst to boot F9

    you should be able to get to read your F9 /menu.lst file to help you with kernel options etc..
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    Default Re: Suse 11dual boot Fedora 9

    /boot has its own partition. This is the same /boot used by suse.
    Looking at a snippet of my previous post, a listing of /boot taken under suse, it seems like there are two f9 (fedora 9) images:
    Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      23 2008-07-11 12:11 initrd -> initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    -rw------- 1 root root 2747571 2008-07-07 23:09 initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6009292 2008-07-11 12:11 initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5227131 2008-07-11 12:09 initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    -rw------- 1 root root 2762246 2008-07-08 03:38 initrd-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686.img
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      23 2008-07-11 12:09 initrd-xen -> initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    I am a bit wary of changing menu.lst since I don't understand all the options. (Specifically, what does "resume=..." mean?)
    Let me try.... Here is the current menu.lst:
    Code:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Jul 15 13:14:00 EDT 2008
    default 0
    timeout 8
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,0)/message
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.9-0.2 (pae)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part7 resume=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part5 splash=silent showopts vga=0x37d
        initrd /initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.9-0.2
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part7 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off x11failsafe vga=0x37d
        initrd /initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-pae
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: xen###
    title Xen -- openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.9-0.2
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /xen.gz 
        module /vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part7 resume=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part5 splash=silent showopts vga=0x37d
        module /initrd-2.6.25.9-0.2-xen
    
    title Fedora 9
        kernel (hd0,0)/initrd-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686.img root=/dev/mapper/nvidia_fcdefcfd_part3
    [After reboot]
    I get an error 13 from Grub. Invalid img.

    Thanks,
    nat

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    Default Re: Suse 11dual boot Fedora 9

    getting out of my depth, hope someone else can help
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