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    Default installed Suse 11.4 but my ubuntu installation wont show up on bootloader

    Hi,

    Basically, I had windows7 (sda1) and Ubuntu (sda2) dual booting on my laptop.
    I found I wasnt using windows at all, so decided to install the best KDE distro (Suse 11.4) on that partition (sda1) instead of Windows.
    So, I install Suse and all is good, however, I dont get the option to boot into Ubuntu on the bootloader.
    How do I get that option back?


    thanks
    ives

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    Default Re: installed Suse 11.4 but my ubuntu installation wont show up on bootloader

    Hmmm ... If you don't mind being a beta tester, you can try updategrub (for Legacy Grub) :

    install:
    Code:
    su -l
    zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.4/ PTA
    zypper refresh -r PTA
    zypper in updategrub
    usage:
    Code:
    sudo updategrub
    Otherwise the ways to edit the Grub menu manually are explained in many posts. You'll find them.

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    Default Re: installed Suse 11.4 but my ubuntu installation wont show up on bootloader

    Ive read a few threads and think I know what I should do.
    Can you just confirm for me that Ive got it right?

    I need to edit menu.lst by:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst

    then I need to add an entry to menu.lst :

    Code:
    #Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: none#
    title      Ubuntu 10.10
    root       (hd0,2)
    kernel     /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
    initrd     /initrd.img

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    Default Re: installed Suse 11.4 but my ubuntu installation wont show up on bootloader

    Quote Originally Posted by ives31 View Post
    Ive read a few threads and think I know what I should do.
    Can you just confirm for me that Ive got it right?

    I need to edit menu.lst by:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst

    then I need to add an entry to menu.lst :

    Code:
    #Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: none#
    title      Ubuntu 10.10
    root       (hd0,2)
    kernel     /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
    initrd     /initrd.img
    That should be
    root (hd0,1)
    If Ub is on sda2
    the rest is good
    Tumbleweed_KDE
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    Default Re: installed Suse 11.4 but my ubuntu installation wont show up on bootloader

    This is not my approach, but you can use it too ... except that you have to use root (hd0,1) for sda2 and not (hd0,2) .. even if it doesn't sound logical. Partitions numbering starts at 0 in Grub notation.

    * Oups! ... too late this time. :-)

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    Default Re: installed Suse 11.4 but my ubuntu installation wont show up on bootloader

    awesome

    thanks guys

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