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Old 06-10-2008, 07:56 PM   #16
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The first entry should be as follows:

mount -t ext3 /dev/sda5 /mnt/ubuntu
(I just noticed I made an error in my previous post, had sda4 instead of sda5 which is what it should be)

Then do the following command:
cd /mnt/ubuntu/boot/

The above command will take you to the boot directory and you can check to see if int initrd and vmlinuz files are there which are needed to boot. Run command:

ls -l

You will then need to put entries in your opensuse menu.lst file for ubuntu. If you are not sure how to do that, post again.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 08:44 PM   #17
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Throwing the towel

Thank you for all your time an patience. BUt it is taking me longer than I expected to make this work. I think it will be easier and faster for me to erase the whole disk and install both systems (SUSE + UBUNTU) because so far I seem unable to follow instructions. By any chance do you know of a guide on how to do that from scratch? (I did the same thing with your new instructions but I am not getting any of the information I am supposed to according to your instructions so I am betting on me making a BIG mistake elsewhere.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 12:32 AM   #18
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One of the biggest problems people seem to have with dual booting is installing the bootloader. Decide which distro you want to boot. If you want to boot with opensuse, install ubuntu first and when it asks where you want to install Grub, install to boot partition of root drive NOT the MBR. When you install opensuse, install Grub to the MBR. Note which partition your initial install is on so you don't overwrite with the second installataion. You only need one swap partition (probably don't even need one if you have 1GB or more of RAM and you do not do any intensive graphics or gaming).

I would suggest you take some notes during the installation process as to what screens you see and what is being done in each step so if something goes wrong you will not repeat mistakes. If everything goes right, you will know how to do it the next time.

I'm surprised your opensuse didn't detect the already installed ubuntu as I just installed opensuse a few months ago and had ubuntu which was detected. Oh well?

Post again if you have problems. Good Luck.

Googled a little for booting multiple Linux distros but didn't find much.

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Old 06-12-2008, 01:32 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by yancek View Post
One of the biggest problems people seem to have with dual booting is installing the bootloader. Decide which distro you want to boot. If you want to boot with opensuse, install ubuntu first and when it asks where you want to install Grub, install to boot partition of root drive NOT the MBR. When you install opensuse, install Grub to the MBR. Note which partition your initial install is on so you don't overwrite with the second installataion. You only need one swap partition (probably don't even need one if you have 1GB or more of RAM and you do not do any intensive graphics or gaming).

I would suggest you take some notes during the installation process as to what screens you see and what is being done in each step so if something goes wrong you will not repeat mistakes. If everything goes right, you will know how to do it the next time.

I'm surprised your opensuse didn't detect the already installed ubuntu as I just installed opensuse a few months ago and had ubuntu which was detected. Oh well?

Post again if you have problems. Good Luck.

Googled a little for booting multiple Linux distros but didn't find much.
Can you see this new http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ubuntu-648783/ thread and continue giving me advice? I erased the disk installed fedora DID NOT INSTALL grub to the mbr (at least that is what I selected when asked) and now I want to install ubuntu. Your help will be deeply appreciated.THANK YOU
 
  


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