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Old 09-24-2006, 08:46 PM   #1
John Boyle
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How to dual boot SuSe and Kubuntu


To All: I just received Kubuntu cd's and bought the Official how to manual. But, as usual, the manual is defective. It gives no help on how to DUAL-BOOT with SuSe 10.1!!! Can someone help?
 
Old 09-24-2006, 10:16 PM   #2
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Piece of cake.

I assume you have SuSE installed already. Next step is to create a partition to install Kubuntu. Remember that doing partition manipulations has to be done on unmounted partitions. So, if you can boot Kubuntu as a live cd, do that so that you can create your new partition. If the partition is already made and formated, you're ahead of the game.

Install Kubuntu. When you get to the part about where to install grub, be careful to specify 'root partition', not MBR. Though it doesn't matter a whole lot, because what you have to do to make dual boot is the same either way.

Once Kubuntu is installed (which should write /boot/grub/menu.lst config file), the next thing to do is mount the SuSE partition so that you can get to SuSEs /boot/grub/menu.lst.

Copy menu entry from Kubuntu /boot/grub/menu.lst, and paste it into SuSE /boot/grub/menu.lst. Or do it in the reverse order if you decide you want Kubuntus grub controlling the boot menu.

That all.

Reboot, and you should see both SuSE and Kubuntu in the grub menu.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 12:44 PM   #3
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Further questions on dual boot of SuSe and Ubuntu

I looked at the partioning already on my computer and I have 2 harddrives with about 18 different partitions, for some reason. How do I figure out which to eliminate, if any, or not???
 
Old 10-05-2006, 02:55 PM   #4
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The best way to find out which partition(s) you can spare is to look at the file /etc/fstab, which lists devices (partitions) and their mount points. Are you using all of them for SuSE?

Basically, if you have uncommitted partitions, or data partitions that you can consolidate information in one partition to free up others, you can make room for Kubuntu.

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