Dual boot openSUSE 11.3 and Mint Linux


I installed openSUSE 11.3 on a computer with Mint.
openSUSE opens but there’s not Mint on Grub.

I’m kind of confused with Grub. I read that Grub2 counts the disks like (hdx,x+1).
How can I make openSUSE Grub to boot also Mint?

I think the same problem is if there’s Ubuntu installed (since Mint is Ubuntu based).

Ubuntu went to Grub2 to make it difficult for their users to dual boot other distros.

Open a terminal and become su -

Post result of:

fdisk -l

Yes grub 2 is different, but SUSE uses Legacy so we need to know which partition is Mint root from that output. Probably it’s all in just one partition is it?

Well I’ll reply as soon as I can. This computer is at another place. The partitions are:

sda2:opensuse 11.3
sda3:mint 9 Gnome
sda4:home (different username for every os).

If mint is on sda3 then this needs to be added to menu.lst

#Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: none#
title      Mint
root       (hd0,2)
kernel     /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet splash
initrd     /initrd.img

But I should make sure first. If you have trouble post the requested info here.

To edit the file do the following in normal terminal, kde or gnome, whichever you use

kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst


gnomesu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst