new bought cheap PC, with pleasure installed 11.3 and then I tried to install Ubuntu 10.04… on grub startmenu see I now only SuSE Failsafe. I want my trusted SuSE ro seen, can not find an handy solution on forums. I’m absolutely beginner, help please
The installation of Ubuntu has also installed its own grub boot menu. You need to open a terminal and then type ‘su -’ to become root first. Then provide the output of
If you’re doing this from Ubuntu, then you’ll need to use ‘sudo’ command instead eg:
sudo fdisk -l
With the correct info, it is possible to carefully enter the openSUSE entry back into /boot/grun/menu.lst again.
zoran@zoran-ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for zoran:
Schijf /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 koppen, 63 sectoren/spoor, 60801 cilinders
Eenheid = cilinders van 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Apparaat Opstart Begin Einde Blokken ID Systeem
/dev/sda1 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partitie 1 eindigt niet op een cilindergrens.
/dev/sda2 14 3200 25599577+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 59283 60802 12201984 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 * 3201 59283 450479105 f W95 Uitgeb. (LBA)
/dev/sda5 29866 30128 2110464 82 Linux wisselgeheugen
/dev/sda6 30129 32740 20972544 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 32740 59283 213206016 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 3201 9279 48827392 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 9279 29865 165357568 83 Linux
Partitietabel-items liggen niet in schijfvolgorde.
zoran@zoran-ubuntu:~$ cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
#color cyan/blue white/blue
title Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-24-generic
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=7fd9a491-5294-44c3-ae1a-6bdd4fef7310 ro quiet splash
title Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-24-generic (recovery mode)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=7fd9a491-5294-44c3-ae1a-6bdd4fef7310 ro single
title Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-21-generic
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=7fd9a491-5294-44c3-ae1a-6bdd4fef7310 ro quiet splash
title Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=7fd9a491-5294-44c3-ae1a-6bdd4fef7310 ro single
title Chainload into GRUB 2
title Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, memtest86+
Try running this in Ub*
Thank you very much caf, so simple and it works.
Dude - what can I say
Live and learn.
Happy to hear it worked. Keep it in mind too, for whenever there are kernel updates to your additional Linux OS’s.
I have to learn so much, i made just now again mistake with deleting C partition, I thought that I knew the way in Yast. Now can only root login on SuSE… I do not need windows anymore, this is fascinating. I can also skip kernel update on Ubuntu, my doughter likes Gnome. I go to search some solutions. Thanks again, greetings
You should not login as root. Ever.
Sounds to me like you should start again. Delete everything and re-partition the drive nicely.
You can install testdisk from suse and run it. get your c partition but you need to have windows repair kit to fix the startup, later update grub with ubuntu cd.
I had also error message about partitions on Ubuntu, it is disapeard after SuSE installation. Can I try testdisk as root? In case of fail testdisk, what to install first, Ubuntu of SuSE, of I can perform only SuSE installation? It is pleasantly that I am able to come on SuSE /home and copy all files.
Thanks very much, this forum is great
First run testdisk from suse if you can boot susse. If you are on Buntu you need to install alien and convert testdisk rpm to .deb. You need to do a google or check Ryan (Ubuntugeek’s website). Testdisk will certainly recover your partitions. Please check ‘testdisk’ videos on YouTube. I am in Mint right now and dont have bookmarks here.
Here is testdisk install from Ubuntu How to: Recover data with testdisk! - Ubuntu Forums
Here is testdisk tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EncqYP1ijFg)
great tool testdisc, thanks for advice but I had still could not login as user. HDD repartioned and shiny new installation, it works brilliant. Thanks for effort, but it was my fault, partitioning was wrong with poorly planned actions. I hope that this case can help other people in the community.