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    Default Grub syntax

    I am trying to multiboot suse 11.1 and kubuntu 8.1 on a 250GB sata hdd. I can boot into suse but not kubuntu. I tried chainloading on the suse console with the following:
    grrub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    grub> makeactive
    grub> chainloader +1
    suse returns and error message with improper syntax listed and the grub helpmenu does not provide any clues.
    Does suse use a different syntax with grub? How do I fix my chainloading? Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Grub syntax

    Usually suse is quite good at finding other os's. As an easy way out, try the suse recovery option on the install disk. For a more detailed explanation, search for boot and grub on the forum.

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    Default Re: Grub syntax

    Quote Originally Posted by penguinluver View Post
    I am trying to multiboot suse 11.1 and kubuntu 8.1 on a 250GB sata hdd. I can boot into suse but not kubuntu. I tried chainloading on the suse console with the following:
    grrub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    grub> makeactive
    grub> chainloader +1
    suse returns and error message with improper syntax listed and the grub helpmenu does not provide any clues.
    Does suse use a different syntax with grub? How do I fix my chainloading? Thanks for your help.
    I think you are trying to boot from the Grub console that you get if you interrupt the Suse boot process at the Grub green menu?
    If that's true then this might help, based on a vague memory that Kubuntu puts a vmlinuz and an initrd right in the root directory. Try this:
    verify the (hd0,0) with this command:
    Code:
    grub> find /initrd
    you should get this return if you are right: (hd0,0)
    If OK then run these commands at the Grub prompt:
    Code:
    grub> root (hd0,0)
    grub> kernel /vmlinuz
    grub> initrd /initrd
    grub> boot
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