Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: openSUSE on an Ubuntu 8.04 machine

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Beans
    250

    openSUSE on an Ubuntu 8.04 machine

    I messed up and installed penSUSE 11 in a 12 gig partition and I am unable to fix my MBR with the live CD and I have tried 2 separate methods I found on the web using the Live CD. In neither method could I find /boot/grub/stage1. I have a single 80 gig hdd and I really want to go back on the ubuntu grub menu.

    Any help?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Beans
    680

    Re: openSUSE on an Ubuntu 8.04 machine

    you'll need to fix grub in suse find thee entry for ubuntu and add it to menu 1st.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Beans
    250

    Re: openSUSE on an Ubuntu 8.04 machine

    Quote Originally Posted by mick222 View Post
    you'll need to fix grub in suse find thee entry for ubuntu and add it to menu 1st.
    I have the SUSE menu and it lets me load ubuntu but my primary system is ubuntu and I only installed SUSE for testing purposes. I really do regret having agreed to test it but that does nt ive me the grub menu I desire to bot from but thanks.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oz
    Beans
    501
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: openSUSE on an Ubuntu 8.04 machine

    Quote Originally Posted by th1bill View Post
    I have the SUSE menu and it lets me load ubuntu but my primary system is ubuntu and I only installed SUSE for testing purposes. I really do regret having agreed to test it but that does nt ive me the grub menu I desire to bot from but thanks.
    OK then load Ubuntu and reinstall Grub to the master Boot Record of the hard drive from there. That will knock out the booting to openSUSE but if you want to then edit an entry for openSUSE into the Ubuntu loader, here's how:

    HowTo Boot / Multiboot openSUSE from the Ubuntu GRUB bootloader

    Now, about getting Grub from Ubu into the MBR once you've booted into Ubuntu:
    Suppose the root partition for Ubuntu is on sda3 which in grub speak is (hd0,2)and that you don't have a specially made, separate root partition. I'll use that (hd0,2) as an example. Change what I say to match where your root partition really is.

    Open a terminal and enter this:
    Code:
    sudo grub
    you'll get the grub prompt: grub>
    hen enter this: root (hd0,2)
    then enter this: setup (hd0)

    If you can't figure out your version of (hd0,2) then enter this at the grub prompt first:
    Code:
    find /boot/grub/menu.lst
    You should get two answers (one for Suse one for Ubuntu). Ubuntu should be the first of them because it was on the drive earlier.
    Last edited by swerdna; July 20th, 2009 at 10:21 AM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •