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Old 11-08-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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Can not triple boot Ubuntu, Suse and WinXP


Hi All,

I had a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu Fiesty on my machine which has 2 80GB hdds

I installed the Suse on the 2nd hdd while both WinXP and Ubuntu are on hdd1

After installing Suse I can See only winxp in the Grub list , Ubuntu is gone

Why is it happening ?

I mounted the boot dir of Ubuntu on Suse and copied and added the needed ubuntu lines onto Suse 's Menu.lst still not working I have pasted here the menu.lst on Suse

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Linux
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16.46-0.12-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380011A_5JVV6KVN-part2 vga=0x305 resume=/dev/hdb3 splash=silent showopts
initrd /initrd-2.6.16.46-0.12-default

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader (hd0,2)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader (fd0)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16.46-0.12-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380011A_5JVV6KVN-part2 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off 3
initrd /initrd-2.6.16.46-0.12-default


title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=4c632d87-90ff-4b06-a4ba-6bcdc1b0a0be ro quiet splash
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
quiet
savedefault

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=4c632d87-90ff-4b06-a4ba-6bcdc1b0a0be ro single
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic

title Ubuntu, memtest86+
root (hd0,0)
kernel /memtest86+.bin


Suse Recognises disks as hds while Ubuntu as sd's is that an Issue ?

Thanks in Advance ,

Athreya VC
 
Old 11-08-2007, 09:39 AM   #2
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After adding those lines to your menu.lst file on your Suse system, did you reinstall Grub? You need to do, as root:
grub-install /dev/hda
That will reinstall grub to the MBR of your first hard drive. Then your list of OSes will be complete.
 
Old 11-08-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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Thanks So Much Vincent

How foolish of me, I could not think of that , It worked

Thanks a million

Best Regards,

Athreya
 
Old 11-08-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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Show us here the output of
Code:
sudo su
fdisk -l
You are booting everything in the dark without knowing which partition Ubuntu is residing.
 
Old 11-08-2007, 11:54 AM   #5
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You're welcome.
 
  


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