Proplem when installation 2 distro

I’ve windows and I openSuse 11.2
I want to install Ubuntu 9.10
but When I did I found in boot leader Windows & Ubuntu & openSuse
the problem is when I try to access to OpenSuse
this message show :

Error : you need to load Kernel

and now I just can access to Windows and Ubuntu

thanks for all

What boot loader are you talking about ?
I assume you’re booting from Ubuntu’s Grub now.

There are different solutions. Here is one:

  1. boot openSUSE from a live CD
  2. install openSUSE grub in the bootsector of openSUSE root partition (not in MBR!), remember that partition. Let’s say sda2.
  3. reboot Ubuntu
  4. add the following code at the end of the file /etc/grub.d/40_custom:
 menuentry "openSUSE Grub" {
    set root=(hd0,2)
    chainloader +1

Note: this example assumes that your openSUSE partition is sda2. If it were sda3, you would have written (hd0,3) instead.

  1. run: update-grub

This is one solution among others. But it will work (actually better than directly booting (some) Linux kernel).

I also assumed that you didn’t accidentally overwrite an openSUSE partition while installing Ubuntu. You should show us the output of:
fdisk -l

I also got this same message after running an update of Open Suse 11.2 on the 14th Feb, and then trying to boot into it again from Mint 8.

What part of the update would have caused that?

I was simply going to run update-grub in mint. Would that work without doing anything else?

thanks , I’ll try install grub from liveCD

You should show us the output of:fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5c128273

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 10445 83891200 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 * 10446 38913 228669210 f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sda5 24676 38913 114365440 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 10446 15545 40957717 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 15545 20766 41945652 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 20767 21288 4192933+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9 21289 21549 2096451 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 21550 24540 24025176 83 Linux
/dev/sda11 24541 24675 1084356 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 1015 MB, 1015021568 bytes
4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 30976 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 64 * 512 = 32768 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System

That’s great. Now, which partition is openSUSE / . Please post the output of:

df -hl
Although you can use two or more swap partitions, you can share the same swap partition for openSUSE and Ubuntu. I would say that the second swap partition in your case is a waist of HD space (but it doesn’t bother if you don’t care).

rami@rami-laptop:~$ mount
/dev/sda10 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/rami/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=rami)
/dev/sda5 on /media/General type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
/dev/sda1 on /media/12841A82841A690D type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
rami@rami-laptop:~$ df -hl
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda10             23G  2.6G   19G  12% /
udev                  990M  316K  990M   1% /dev
none                  990M  1.1M  989M   1% /dev/shm
none                  990M   88K  990M   1% /var/run
none                  990M     0  990M   0% /var/lock
none                  990M     0  990M   0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sda5             110G   78G   32G  71% /media/General
/dev/sda1              81G   16G   65G  20% /media/12841A82841A690D