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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Let me offer some advice, already mentioned here:
    Let the distro install it's bootloader to root - do this in each case.

    Then reinstall SUSE bootloader with a live CD and then edit in boot options for the added OS's
    New menu list post SUSE 11.2 -

    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Mon Sep 20 05:43:13 SGT 2010
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader

    default 0
    timeout 8
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,13)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.2 - 2.6.31.5-0.1
    root (hd0,13)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320418AS_9VMD0YPT-part14 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320418AS_9VMD0YPT-part5 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.2 - 2.6.31.5-0.1
    root (hd0,13)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320418AS_9VMD0YPT-part14 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 x11failsafe vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Desktop -- openSUSE 11.3 - 2.6.34.7-0.2 (/dev/sda10)###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.3 - 2.6.34.7-0.2 (/dev/sda10)
    root (hd0,9)
    configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 1###
    title windows 7 Ultimate x64
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: other###
    title FreeBSD 8.1 i386
    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: other###
    title openSolaris 2009.06 b134 x86
    rootnoverify (hd0,2)
    chainloader +1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: PClinuxOS 17 (/dev/sda6)###
    title PClinuxOS 17 (/dev/sda6)
    root (hd0,5)
    configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: other###
    title CentOS-5.5-x86_64
    rootnoverify (hd0,7)
    chainloader +1

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Fedora (2.6.33.3-85.fc13.x86_64) (/dev/sda12)###
    title Fedora (2.6.33.3-85.fc13.x86_64) (/dev/sda12)
    rootnoverify (hd0,11)
    chainloader +1

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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Now add OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonflyBSD, Arch Linux, Debian and/or Ubuntu, Gentoo, Mandriva to your collection ... and you'll be good.

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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    Now add OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonflyBSD, Arch Linux, Debian and/or Ubuntu, Gentoo, Mandriva to your collection ... and you'll be good.
    Yeah, i plan to add arch, ubuntu, mint, gentoo, debian, mandriva, knoppix (copy from usb), **** vulnerable linux, mempis, etc.............., trying to make sure i wont get capped by bt.

    d a m n isnt a swearing word, why is it censored.

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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Not to mention that you don't have to chainload all these Linux. You can boot them directly (just copy/paste their boot entry from their own /boot/grub/menu.lst (or grub.conf). You can also boot the FreeBSD kernel directly. If you edit the openSUSE /boot/grub/menu.lst manually, write a comment starting with '###' above each entry, as in your example, to prevent YaST from removing it.

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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    Not to mention that you don't have to chainload all these Linux. You can boot them directly (just copy/paste their boot entry from their own /boot/grub/menu.lst (or grub.conf). You can also boot the FreeBSD kernel directly. If you edit the openSUSE /boot/grub/menu.lst manually, write a comment starting with '###' above each entry, as in your example, to prevent YaST from removing it.
    Yeah, its pretty straight. I just wish to get centos to boot. its giving grub error 13. have tried various appends and kernel details after browsing thru install dvd but nothing has worked so far. I am planning to get a recursive grub, never had difficulties booting bsd, it works just fine without its boot manager.

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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Quote Originally Posted by avenuemax View Post
    Yeah, its pretty straight. I just wish to get centos to boot. its giving grub error 13. have tried various appends and kernel details after browsing thru install dvd but nothing has worked so far. I am planning to get a recursive grub, never had difficulties booting bsd, it works just fine without its boot manager.
    Did you re-install it with it's own bootloader to /
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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Did you re-install it with it's own bootloader to /
    No, I didnt reinstall it. Do I need to reinstall it or get its image title and append.

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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Quote Originally Posted by avenuemax View Post
    No, I didnt reinstall it. Do I need to reinstall it or get its image title and append.
    I am not sure
    Does it take long to install again?

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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I am not sure
    Does it take long to install again?

    Have BT got you on a limit?
    I got centos dvd but that takes more than an hour for install.

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    Default Re: Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    In order to get CentOS boot I installed Ubuntu 10.10 beta and updated its grub. It boots CentOS fine and picked up everything but Unix.

    I wish to reinstall SUSE 11.2 Grub on extended partition and manage the boot from there. Secondly, I tried to create more logical partitions on extended partition but I get some error. Wish to install 7 more OS on same disk. Have tried gparted live cd but it returns kernel error (not supported or something), I understand that one can create 60 odd logical partitions on an extended partition.

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