Adding OpenSUSE 11.1 to my Ubuntu menu.lst

I installed Ubuntu’s boot loader (which I prefer) over OpenSUSE’s, how ever SUSE is now no longer an option in the grub menu… What do I need to add to the menu.lst to get it to appear?


You need to give us a su terminal output of

fdisk -l

tell us which partitions is suse root

/dev/sda1   *           1          12       96358+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2              13         510     4000185   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3             511       38913   308472097+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5             511       23716   186402163+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6           23717       25540    14651248+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7           25541       28701    25390701   83  Linux
/dev/sda8           28702       30551    14860093+  83  Linux
/dev/sda9           33743       35664    15438433+  83  Linux
/dev/sda10          30552       33742    25631676   83  Linux
/dev/sda11          35665       38913    26097561   83  Linux

OpenSUSE root partition is sda9 and it’s home partition is sda11

And the UUID of the root partition is: ddf62e2a-ec22-48b0-9f90-88774443101b


Try an entry like this

title openSUSE 11.1
        root (hd0,7)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-...
        initrd /boot/initrd.img-...       

Added the following to my menu.lst

title OpenSUSE 11.1
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=ddf62e2a-ec22-48b0-9f90-88774443101b quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd-

Selecting it gives me an Error 15 in grub.


Something in the kernel entry info is incorrect. I notice you used (hd0,8)
I suggested 7
Did you try 7?

Or try
If you remove the info and leave it like this

title openSUSE 11.1
        root (hd0,7)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz
        initrd /boot/initrd

See what happens

My 2c, I prefer to use something like

title openSUSE 11.1
root (hd0,7)
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

Then when things get updated, no need to have change this and that :wink:

Oh and you can always set the delay to 0 and make it hidden…

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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Actually Malcolm, good idea.
But I think either should work so long as a specific kernel is not pointed to.