I am running an openSUSE tumbleweed in this machine with grub2 boot loader and decided to install another openSUSE 12.2 on another partition
with out a boot loader. After the installation of openSUSE 12.2 I rebooted to the openSUSE tumbleweed and run mkinitrd and reboot and the tumbleweed
grub2 boot loader was able to chain-load the new openSUSE 12.2 but it only loads via text mode. my question is, how to edit the loader to load the new openSUSE 12.2
using the opensuse plymouth bootsplahsh theme.
Thanks for your kind replies.
To make my question more clearer.
The new openSUSE 12.2 has no bootloader, I intentionally removed the boot loader before I proceeded with the installation.
The existing openSUSE tumbleweed that is installed in the other partition has a grub2 and it is the one I am using to boot the new installed openSUSE 12.2
Like I said in my first post, the openSUSE tumbleweed grub2 boot loader is now loading the new openSUSE 12.2 but only using text mode but I want it to
load the new openSUSE 12.2 with the nice graphical bootsplash.
And when you say text mode, what does that mean? When Plymouth does not load, you get a green expanding line at the bottom of the screen, is that what you see? Or, do you mean grub loads in text mode and you must enter the kernel load commands manually? Since Grub 2 is Grub 2, what difference does it make to actually load Grub 2 from openSUSE 12.2? It will still find and set all openSUSE versions as menu options you can select from. In my opinion, I would reload openSUSE 12.2, but custom partition edit, selecting all existing partitions as-in, but reformat root / only and let Grub 2 take over. If you have not seen it, I have a Grub 2 bash script helper you can find here:
In my grub2cmd bash script I have the frame buffer command there to determine what is supported. You then go into YaST / System Boot loader, or use the same option from my bash script, then Boot Loader Options, and enter the VGA mode number in the VGA Mode number block (I use 0x034d), right after the number of seconds the menu is to wait. Then on the bottom left, I enter the equivalent Console Resolution number, I am using 1920x1200, that equates to the mode number. I use the highest resolution the Frame Buffer command finds, which may not be the highest supported by your monitor if you are then loading a Proprietary Video Driver I have found. But, it must be a supported Frame Buffer Mode on your setup to work properly. Following this method allows the Plymouth display to work I have found.
Happy New Year! everyone.
Thanks to the overwhelming replies, been busy during the new year
and still haven’t have a chance to look into this issue on top,I am finishing a project
for the second week of January. This is one of the important things I stick with openSUSE for many years, the
I will be looking into my issues with grub2 in the coming days, and I will base it from the posters advises in this thread.
When I choose the openSUSE from the tumbleweed grub2 selections it loads normally via verbose (text), no problem and it is quicker to load up to the gui login screen than tumbleweed.
I don’t want to mess this machine too much, this is a UEFI machine and sometimes it can screw-up grub2 if not being careful.