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?