I’ve been running Ubuntu Lucid lately (it had been a while since I used U), and while it’s a nice release I’m ready to return to good old openSUSE (as I always do). I’ve been busy with work recently but it seems to have slowed a bit and I’d like to install 11.3RC2 on my spare partition (over an unused Linux Mint install). However, I need to be able to access my Ubuntu install at least until I have openSUSE set up to my liking, which probably won’t be till after 11.3 release (yes, I’ll have to go through this again, but hey, I don’t actually mind). The problem of course is that Ubuntu uses GRUB2, so it won’t be recognized by openSUSE’s legacy Grub.
So, I’m guessing my best course of action would be to install openSUSE and customise the bootloader installation so that Ubuntu’s GRUB2 stays in the MBR, then try to add openSUSE to Ubuntu’s GRUB2 menu. Does anyone know if this is would work? Specifically, has anyone dealt with this issue before? I’ve never worked with GRUB2 so I’m a bit in the dark here.