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Old 07-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
khehrainder
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Lost Ubuntu after installing OpenSUSE 11.2


Hi,

I used to dual-boot with Ubuntu and Vista and everything worked fine with Ubuntu automatically adding entry for Vista in "GRUB" during installation. I was able to boot into either of the OS.

I installed OpenSUSE 11.2 this morning (tri-boot-OpenSUSE, Ubuntu and Windows) only to find that now I am not able to boot into other OS'es on my laptop. No entry for Ubuntu and Vista in the boot-menu...System boots straight into OpenSUSE...

I have a 320GB HDD with 50 GB space for Vista, 25 GB-25 GB each for Ubuntu and OpenSUSE and the rest space for my data.

Can anyone please suggest a way to add Ubuntu and Windows boot entries into bootloader so that I am able to boot into those OS'es also.

Thank You in advance for Your time and replies guys...
 
Old 07-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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VIsta and ubuntu should be now hidden. Try installing grub or lilo in suse. Configuring grub probably for ubuntu&vista options probably follow
 
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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Did you finish the Opensuse installation? After files are copied you need to re-boot, remove install CD and you have a few steps to complete. I've recently installed Opensuse several and it detected all other OS's including windows.

Can you post your partition information from the fdisk -l command run as root user? Opensuse 11.2 uses Grub Legacy bootloader while Ubuntu uses the newer Grub2 which is still beta software. That may pose problems but I'm not sure. First step for help would be to post your fdisk output and the /boot/grub/menu.lst file to see if you have any entries beside Opensuse.
 
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:22 AM   #4
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Thank You yooy and yancek for Your time and replies.

yooy,I got Windows Vista after a reboot as instructed by yancek but not Ubuntu. How can I install Grub or Lilo in OpenSUSE? I am sorry but am new to OpenSUSE so need a bit of advice on installing software in OpenSUSE Sir.

yancekThanx for Your advice. I got Windows after I followed what You said but there's no entry for Ubuntu .

Output of fdisk -l command is as follows Sir:


Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc5557ec1

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 6375 51207156 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 * 6376 38913 261359617 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 6376 9563 25600000 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 9563 12750 25600000 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 12750 25498 102400000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8 25498 38913 107756544 7 HPFS/NTFS


menu.lst has the following entries:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Thu Jul 1 18:46:04 BST 2010
# THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
# Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader

default 0
timeout 8
##YaST - generic_mbr
gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message
##YaST - activate

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title openSUSE 11.2
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0_WD-WXH0A6902847-part6 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x314
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop

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

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.2
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0_WD-WXH0A6902847-part6 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 x11failsafe vga=0x314
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop


I installed Vista first, then Ubuntu and after sometime OpenSUSE. Is it possible to include Ubuntu in OpenSUSE bootloader or I need to do a install of Ubuntu again so that it automatically include Windows and OpenSUSE entttries in Grub?


Once again thanks a lot for your time and replies guys.
 
Old 07-02-2010, 07:50 AM   #5
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There are several ways to solve your boot problem. The way I would choose is to chainload ubuntu. You will need to use your ubuntu disk and install grub to / on the ubuntu partition.

Now go to YaST in Suse and in the left panel choose system and in the right panel Boot Loader. Now select the add button at the lower left then select chainload other system.

Now if you choose to chainload you will need to know which partition your ubuntu is on.

You may have also noticed in YaST Software. You will need internet and the Suse repositories should download. Now you will need to add the packman repositories.
 
Old 07-03-2010, 09:03 AM   #6
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Thank You yooy, yancek and Larry Webb for Your time and replies. You guys have been great help . I appreciate your efforts.

Larry, I adopted the easy way Sir! I reinstalled Ubuntu and it added boot entries for Vista and OpenSUSE in the grub.

Thank You once again for your replies.
 
Old 07-03-2010, 09:26 AM   #7
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Larry, I adopted the easy way Sir! I reinstalled Ubuntu and it added boot entries for Vista and OpenSUSE in the grub.
That is one of interesting points of linux is there are usually different ways of doing task.

Go to near the top of the page and use the Thread Tools button and mark the Thread as Solved
 
Old 07-04-2010, 07:27 AM   #8
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Yep!

Thanx.
 
  


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