SUSE12.3 finds as foreign OS only Windows Recovery and not normal Vista start

  1. Tried to upgrade 12.2 to 12.3 unsuccessfully.
  2. Tried a new installation, keeping my /home. many tries system ok for SUSE12.3 but no normal Vista Windows
  3. OpenSUSE 12.3 finds for boot loader 4 options but not the five expected.
  • Default openSUSE 12.3
  • Advanced options for OpenSUSE 12.3 > openSUSE 12.3 with Linux 3.7.10-1.1 desktop
  • Advanced options for OpenSUSE 12.3 > openSUSE 12.3 with Linux 3.7.10-1.1 desktop (recovery mode)
  • Windows RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT (loader) (on /dev/sda1) [My note: This is factory reset of VISTA, Windows MS DOS -1 ]

It does not find the normal VISTA system on /dev/sda2 (Windows MSDOS -2)

  1. SuperGrub2 correctly identifies all four OSs: Suse12.3 , suse12.3 recovery, Windows Recovery (MS DOS-1) . Normal Vista (MS Dos -2)
    So I can start Vista from SuperGrub.

Why does OpenSuse not get OS that exist on hard discs. (sda is windows) (sdb is linux)

  1. How can I insert normal Vista in to Grub menu?
    I see Grub 2 but am unfamiliar how to chainload entry for normal Vista (I know UUID). Any help appreciated.

  2. As OpenSUSE is not detecting as well as SuperGrub should this also be a bug report?

  3. System operated Ok with 12.2. Acer 7720 with two hard discs , Intel core 2 duo T5450, 4 GB ram

thanks in advance
Eionmac

1 I had read many entries on the forum.
2. I retried YAST > Boot loader AFTER I mounted the visible Acer Vista hard disc (it is detected but not mounted on normal SUSE screen or in file loader)
3 I then re-ran the boat loader twice.
4. Success achieved. It loaded the normal VISTA start in GRUB 2 boot menu.
5. so both systems now:
openSUSE12.3 has default , normal and recovery systems available
AND
windows VISTA has recovery and normal systems available.
6 Back to normal for selection of this dual boot machine.

However, it would be appreciated if someone would advise how to edit GRUB 2 if this had not worked.
(Editing legacy grub was easy, but I have no knowledge and forums etc on GRUB 2 seem very complex)
regards
eionmac

I have such a bash script to help with working on Grub 2 you can find here: GNU Grub2 Command Listing Helper with --help & Input - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

Thank You,