In an article in omgsuse it says in opensuse 11.4 (i’m running kde 64bit) we will have to option to install grub2 to replace old grub.
How can i install grub 2 and replace old grub? Also, burg is really nice looking skin that works on top of grub 2. is there a way to install burg also?
in software manager i installed grub2 but it only adds an extra line ontop of regular grub (and when i click on it it opens a command line type thing)
and actually having burg would be preferred because i dual boot and having a cool looking bootloader would be nice
I don’t know burg. Customizing Grub2 look & Feel might be similar to the way you would do under Ubuntu … although not necessarely identical (maybe different filenames or paths but the principle will be the same). Have a look at this thread: Triple-Boot with GRUB
When you installed the Grub 2 application, that did not convert your setup to using Grub 2. Right now, you still have the Grub legacy boot loader installed and if you where using Grub 2 and installed regular Grub legacy, a similar situation would be true. That is because you must actually replace the boot loader and Grub menus to switch over to using Grub 2. I don’t know the procedure to switch, maybe our resident partition guru please_try_again might know how and perhaps may even pop in and help. Until then, your best action would be to read up on how Grub 2 works here:
GRUB 2 bootloader - Full tutorial
And I am sure there are other good tutorials one could read on the subject. Then I think you are going to need something like a Grub 2 repair boot disk like these:
Boot Problems Open Source Tools | Super Grub Disk, Super Grub2 Disk and Rescatux
How To Boot An ISO With GRUB2 (The Easy Way!) ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
AutoSuperGrubDisk - Super Grub Disk Wiki
If you have the room, you might even just install Ubuntu (which uses Grub 2) and then look here for info on how to dual boot openSUSE and Ubuntu together.
Yep. Good idea! Or even in a virtual machine under VirtualBox if you’re just interested in looking at the files. As for Legacy Grub, the directory is /boot/grub but the files there are totally different. The menu file is /boot/grub/grub.cfg. It gets (re)generated by the command update-grub, meaning you don’t have to edit the menu file, although it is possible (but discouraged under Ubuntu since it would get overwritten after a kernel update, which always runs update-grub at the end). Other configuration files you might edit are located in /etc/grub.d (under Ubuntu, might be different for other distros). /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme is used to set background and colors. /etc/grub.d/40_custom is where you would add chainloading entries for other Grubs. Other update-grub defaults, like timeout and terminal resolution in graphic mode are in /etc/default/grub (under Ubuntu, don’t know where they put this file in openSUSE).