Hi, I’ve a newly installed dual-boot laptop, openSUSE 13.1 with KDE and Win7. When restarting, if I choose the OS that should boot next, it works fine. But after that, it continues to boot that same OS, every time, until I manually delete the “next” entry from /boot/grub2/grubenv.
The laptop is an HP 17-e118dx, great specs for the price. Yes, it comes with Win8 installed, and my install medium for Win7 is prior to Service Pack 1. That means I had to enable legacy support, and I didn’t use UEFI for either OS. (That’s an adventure described in another thread).
Are there any other details that would provide a clue as to why Grub2 gets “stuck” on one entry?
The “next_entry” line in grubenv doesn’t get wiped automatically after it’s used; you think the fact that I have an efi-capable system (set to legacy support) somehow prevents grub2 from updating its configuration file? It’s a small thing; I can just avoid invoking a next entry when I restart from KDE, but sometimes the small things rankle.
Hi Carlos, I appreciate your willingness to help me. Sorry I disappeared for a couple of days (houseguests) and sorry I reported wrong information (checked wrong computer). I do have BTRFS, not what I intended but I’ll live with it now. Does BTRFS prevent Grub2 from wiping its next_entry variable on its own?
Thanks for the info. I understand BTRFS is still under development. Last time I played around with it, I did so on purpose, now I can’t remember what was going through my head when I clicked install on this machine. But all my data lives on the NTFS partition, so worst case scenario is a reinstall.