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Distribution: Slackware (mainly) and then a lot of others...
Open Suse 11 grub issue ....
Like everybody here I am a distro hopper and honestly I think that is a fun thing to do if you have a 20GB spare partition. The major distro I use is Debian Etch.
Now what I do here is I decide to install Suse CD tht I downloaded and I find it fun. The graphics are great and I agree to this being 'Rolls Roys Linux'. Later I get my hands on Suse DVD and I install it. And that is where the problem starts. The grub malfunctions. I am able to boot into Suse but when I try to boot into Debian it gives me 'error 15 : file not found'. I rerun the grub of Debian and I can boot into Debian but then not in Suse. I reinstall Suse - no go. I cant still boot into Debian.
I then drove over to a friends house and got another suse DVD - no go
I then installed Suse thr' the CD. Checked if Debain still comes up and it was well. Then I booted up Suse DVD and used it as an upgrade media ( got no internet at home ). Grub works fine but the I get this 'kio_file' error whenever I try to run any applications. So now I am really frustrated and cornered.
I take a full backup and then I try to install Suse first and Debian later ( this takes a long time and all I am doing is wasting electricity and adding to global warming ) - still ended up with the grub issue.
After some thought I decided to install Suse on my hard drive as the only OS. This worked just fine but then amarok refused to play mp3s. That was it. I took the entire application off.
And then I installed Debian and Mandivra. Tht made my pc perfect again.
I should say here tht not all of us have access to the internet at home. So in case there is a software provided - it should work without any addons or downloads.
Last edited by honeybadger; 08-18-2008 at 04:21 AM.
What version of Debian did you install. I had similar problems between CentOS and Debian Lenny. In the end I had to install the Debian grub onto the Debian root partition and then chainload from the CentOS grub. As for distros with multimedia codecs by default, take a look at Mandriva Powerpack and Linux Mint.
If you are going to keep a 20 gig partition to change distros in you need to change your boot/grub/menu.lst to chainload that partition using Other for title. Then at each installation on that partition make sure the boot loader is installed in the root directory of that distro.