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Thread: Bootloading problems with attempted OpenSuse/Ubuntu dual Boot

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    Default Bootloading problems with attempted OpenSuse/Ubuntu dual Boot

    So, with openSUSE 11.4 living happily on one hard drive (sda), I went and installed Ubuntu Natty on my computer's other drive (sdb.) I was under the impression that if I kept the installation contained entirely on the second drive, I could boot directly to it through bios, and not worry about bootloaders.

    It seems that I was wrong.

    When I try to boot to the hard drive w/ Ubuntu on it, nothing loads. The BIOS freezes at "Verifying DMI Pool..." I can still boot into my openSUSE install as normal, but its GRUB doesn't see the Ubuntu installation on the other hard drive. I tried using Super Grub Disk to boot the Ubuntu disk, and it's able to detect the Ubuntu OS, but goes into a kernel panic with the error message that VFS wasn't able to mount. When I've got my opensuse installation going, I can see the files and folders from the Ubuntu installation, and everything looks more or less normal.

    I figured I should ask for some help before I try anything that might screw up my working openSUSE installation. So any advice on how to get them up and running together?

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    Default Re: Bootloading problems with attempted OpenSuse/Ubuntu dual Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by knidsrok View Post
    I can still boot into my openSUSE install as normal, but its GRUB doesn't see the Ubuntu installation on the other hard drive.
    Just add a menu entry to boot Ubuntu's kernel and/or chainload its Grub with updategrub or by manually editing /boot/grub/menu.lst

    See here: updategrub for openSUSE Legacy Grub (not update-grub!)

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    Default Re: Bootloading problems with attempted OpenSuse/Ubuntu dual Boot

    please try again wrote:
    > knidsrok;2353889 Wrote:
    >> I can still boot into my openSUSE install as normal, but its GRUB
    >> doesn't see the Ubuntu installation on the other hard drive.

    >
    > Just add a menu entry to boot Ubuntu's kernel and/or chainload its Grub
    > with *updategrub* or by manually editing /boot/grub/menu.lst
    >
    > See here: 'updategrub for openSUSE Legacy Grub (not update-grub!)'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/3zrjq5g)


    Or just install Ubuntu's grub2. It WILL see the openSUSE installation.

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