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    Lightbulb Unable to boot CentOS 5.5 with SUSE 11.3 grub

    I've installed CentOS on an extended partition without its boot loader. I tried to use SUSE grub to boot CentOS but it didnt work. Have tried various appends from PCLinuxOS 17 but that no luck still.

    How do I get CentOS to boot from SUSE grub.

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

    What are the details?
    Disc and Partition

    fdisk -l

    current suse /boot/grub/menu.lst
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    and current centos /boot/grub/menu.lst (or /boot/grub/grub.conf if it's like Fedora) if you're able to mount your centos /boot partition under openSUSE.

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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
    and current centos /boot/grub/menu.lst (or /boot/grub/grub.conf if it's like Fedora) if you're able to mount your centos /boot partition under openSUSE.
    I have not installed centos grub, i decided not to installing its boot manager on sda or on its partition.

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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
    and current centos /boot/grub/menu.lst (or /boot/grub/grub.conf if it's like Fedora) if you're able to mount your centos /boot partition under openSUSE.
    I will get those details shortly, installing Fedora atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avenuemax View Post
    I have not installed centos grub, i decided not to installing its boot manager on sda or on its partition.
    All right, but next time install it on its /boot or / partition. It doesn't hurt.
    Can you mount your centos / partition or if you made a separate one your centos /boot partition.
    Then show us the output of mount and ls /mnt/boot (or wherever your centos /boot partition is mounted).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    What are the details?
    Disc and Partition

    fdisk -l

    current suse /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Here is fdisk -l

    fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0007d4a8

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 5222 41945683+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda2 5223 9791 36699957 a5 FreeBSD
    /dev/sda3 9791 11749 15728170+ bf Solaris
    /dev/sda4 * 11750 38913 218194830 5 Extended
    Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda5 11750 12271 4192933+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 12272 13315 8385898+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 13316 13968 5245191 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 13969 15012 8385898+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda9 15013 15665 5245191 83 Linux
    /dev/sda10 15666 16709 8385898+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda11 16710 18014 10482381 83 Linux
    /dev/sda12 18015 19058 8385898+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda13 19059 19711 5245191 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000bb0c5

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 60801 488384001 7 HPFS/NTFS
    Fedora intall has resulted into unbootable system, installing SUSE 11.2 now, will post menu.lst when done.

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

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

    Yeah, that is what I will do hereon.

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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, that is what I will do hereon.
    I'm sure I have given you this before
    Re-Install Grub Quickly with Parted Magic
    Actually any live cd will do. I use it because it's small and quick
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