Is there anyway someone here can point me to where to find Grub4DOS,
And more importantly is it even possible to get to a ‘normal’ Grub2 screen that will recognize Win10 in addition to Leap 15
and bypass that Grub4DOS thing?
Would really hate to do a complete reinstall to get things right.
I don’t really know, because I have never done things quite that way.
Your first screen image is the Windows Boot Manager screen. I see a similar screen on in Win7 system.
I’ve never used Grub4DOS. I am guessing that was installed by EasyBCD, in which case it would be somewhere on your Windows disk. On my Win7 system, Leap 15.0 is on the same hard drive as Windows. You have it on a different hard drive. And I’m guessing that EasyBCD installed Grub4DOS to handle the use of a different drive for linux. I’ll note that I could be completely wrong about that.
When in openSUSE Leap you can use the Yast Bootloader module to install Grub2 to the MBR, and you can have openSUSE on a 2nd HD, but it has been so long since I have done that, I cannot remember exactly what options should be used in the bootloader module to get it to work that way.
I hope someone with more recent (or less foggy) experience spots this thread with the answer.
In the meantime, I will try to recall how it is done for certain.
EasyBCD is on my Windows drive, and as far as it installing Grub4DOS I can’t find out where it is in the EasyBCD routine(s).
I have looked up Grub4DOS and all I find are downloads and project articles, but nothing so far(over a few months of searching) that tels me EasyBCD uses it or used it.
I really don’t like that intermediate step, and IIRC it wasn’t there after the first install of 42.3, nor the second full reinstall of 42.3. I truly don’t know when it came into being. I can live with it if I have to, it is irksome, but if I take Leap out of EasyBCD, I’m afraid I will never find it again.
OK, I ‘checked’ the YaST (1st panel) Boot Loader Location option item labeled ‘Boot From Master Boot Record’, and restarted.
It didn’t bypass that 2nd ODD Grub4DOS screen,
BUT>>> It did add Win10 the the Grub2 boot menu (3rd image) I consider that ‘some progress’,
So If I want to go to Win10 from there I can.Why I would I don’t know…
It looks as if I have to line with this. Not that much of a problem, just irksome as I said before.
I tried renaming the NST folder just to see what would happen and ion reboot t gave me an error screen indicating it could not find the ‘AutoNeoGrub0.mbr’ file in the NST directory.
Oh well. worse things in life have happened(and very recently too!).
Thanks deano; I will go through that wiki.
I was sorta hoping I could EASILY get rid of Win7 and easyBCD, and get back to just a Grub2 ‘green screen’ menu without having to strip it down to Win10, and reinstall Leap 15. Having Leap on a separate drive was not the best thing I have done.
But, like I said, it is an irritant I can live with.
I’m old, I’m tired, I’m not going anywhere in a hurry.
For #1 - this old machines Bios does not allow me to change the boot order in the BIOS. Apparently it would need to be changed where the SATA connectors connect to the motherboard(I will need to look into that).
For #1 and #2, I’m not sure I really care about Win7 anymore.
OR> maybe it is Win10 I should be not caring about.
Win10 and Win7 are on the same hard drive. /dev/sdb2/ has Win10 and /dev/sdb4/ holds Win7