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Distribution: Debian, Fedora 8 and 9, Mandriva 2009, Mepis, Kubuntu, SuSe 10.1, Slackware 12.1 - and Knoppix.
Unscrambling multiple Grub boot setups
I have several different distros on this machine, all of which would boot quite happily using one menu.lst - which happened to be on hdb3.
Then I installed SuSe 10.1 - and that created its own menu.lst on hdc3. It also changed the "boot-up" menu.lst to the version on hdc3. Unfortunately, that menu.lst only contained SuSe and WinXP. I edited it to include all the other distros on the machine, whereupon it refuses to boot anything other than WinXP. Choosing any Linux version results in a Grub error.
I copied the same edited menu.lst to hdb3. If at the Grub error I type configfile (hd1,2)/boot/grub/menu.lst then it brings up the same list - which now works.
Can anyone advise me what extra bits a SuSe menu.lst needs to make it work, or alternatively how I can tell grub to use the menu.lst on hdb3 instead of the one on hdc3 - or indeed, anywhere else?
I've googled extensively and found many instructions on how to write a menu.lst but none on how to change the location of the boot-up menu.lst.