So I installed Lubuntu next to openSuSE 13.1.
**Lubuntu replaced openSuSE’s bootloader with its own. **
I wouldn’t care, except the menu granularity that existed in Grub2, is gone in Grub1.99 so I’m not able to distinguish between openSuSE’s boot options. I can’t differentiate between kernels or versions (pae, generic, rescue, etc.) to select.
Lubuntu’s Grub 1.99 truncates all but the distro name.
I’ve scoured the forums and found this solution, however , it didn’t work for me (3 or 4 times):
i followed it to the letter, replacing his root partition(sda3) with mine(sda2). The post is over a year old, and uses openSuSE 12.x, so I’m not sure if it applies to 13.1.
Some of the commands wouldn’t take (mount /proc, mount /sys), and others said it was errors
(grub2-mkconfig (something about /dev not being mounted…)).
Anyway I used YaST to rebuild the bootloader in SuSE, ultimately.
In a nutshell:
sda1 = swap
sda2 =** boot**,root of openSuSE 13.1
sda3 = /home of openSuSE 13.1
sda4 = (extended partition)
sda5 = root,/home, (everything) of Lubuntu 13.10
Now the issue I’m having is that I tried to rebuild Grub2 (thru YaST) every which way to the moon, and I see that the files related to grub2(on sda2) have changed, however, I don’t think that the bootloader for Lubuntu sees it on sda2 first. I don’t think the “control” of the bootloader has gone back to openSuSE. I think Lubuntu has control.
After some digging, I’m speculating that the bootloader for Lubuntu is on sda5.
I don’t know how the system determines whether or not to look on sda2 first, or sda5.
** sda2 IS the boot partition.**
Sure I can rebuild openSuSE’s bootloader on sda2, but
** how do I get the “system” to use that one instead of sda5 (if in fact , that’s where it is)**.
I also don’t know if in fact Grub2 on sda2 sees Grub1.99 and is “passing control” to it, or if Grub1.99 “stole” control from Grub2 and doesn’t see it, or essentially … “who’s on first ?” (baseball analogy) - LOL.
So… Whose on first ???
- To make matters worse Lubuntu doesn’t have a nice GUI app to manipulate Grub1.99, and I don’t have the knowledge of how to get into grub from the command line. openSuSE on the other hand has an app in YaST which I have no problem using.
Any help greatly appreciated.