GRUB failure. New to openSUSE

Hi all. Ubuntu user here curious about different flavours of Linux.

I’m not all that experienced and will probably need someone to hold my hand through the process, but I’ll try and provide as much info as I can. I dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala). I have 2 HDDs, both OSs on the same disk with GRUB.

I downloaded the OpenSUSE ISO from the website, burned it to a CD and installed it. The install process installed it onto my second HDD (the first containing the Ubuntu and XP partitions, the second contains my music and an Ubuntu 10.04LTS partition) and at the end of the process a box came up saying the bootloader had failed due to the BIOS not having enough memory. A reboot later and the initial BIOS screen comes up as usual. Then the GRUB screen appears as a shell (I think that’s the right name) and claims that GRUB has a problem. Either way, the menu doesn’t appear. I can’t boot Windows, Ubuntu or my newly installed openSUSE.

I can’t think of any other info to give, so I’m sure you’ll ask if you need to know.

So, does anyone have any suggestions for what to do to fix this problem?

At the moment 11.2 doesn’t use grub2 so cannot find the ubuntu boot loader. (11.3 will apparently fix this.)
If you installed from dvd, boot from the suse dvd and tell the installation to repair the install. It should find your windows partition and give you a choice of windows and suse.
There is a thread that explains how to boot ubuntu here. I will find it and give you the link.
Generally at the moment, it’s better to let ubuntu’s loader find the other systems.