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Old 03-19-2017, 12:42 PM   #1
Birdman48
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ant to trash Ubuntu for openSuse - question about GRUB


I have Ubuntu on a partition alongside Windows. I want to replace Ubuntu with openSuse. Do I delete GRUB and reinstall it with openSuse or keep?

here are the partitions:
Code:
NAME   FSTYPE    SIZE MOUNTPOINT                            LABEL
sr0    iso9660   4.1G /media/jay/openSUSE-13.1-DVD-i5860091 openSUSE-13.1-DVD-i5860091
sda            931.5G                                       
├─sda4 ntfs       25G                                       LENOVO
├─sda2            16M                                       
├─sda9 swap        7G [SWAP]                                
├─sda7 vfat     1000M                                       LRS_ESP
├─sda5 ntfs     1000M                                       WINRE_DRV
├─sda3 ntfs    507.8G                                       Windows
├─sda1 vfat      260M /boot/efi                             SYSTEM_DRV
├─sda8 ext4    371.2G /                                     
└─sda6 ntfs     18.4G                                       LENOVO_PART
Will the openSuse installer hold my hand for this? It needs to dual boot with Windows.
 
Old 03-19-2017, 12:47 PM   #2
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I've never kept Grub (or deleted an old version!) any time I've done a Linux installation as the new install invariably reinstalls Grub and configures it to include any other "found" OS' anyway!

Play Bonny!

 
Old 03-19-2017, 12:57 PM   #3
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Cool. Thanks.
 
Old 03-19-2017, 03:31 PM   #4
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Whichever windows you have installed is installed UEFI as there is an EFI partition (sda1) showing in your output above. I would suggest you do an online search for dual booting windows and Opensuse UEFI so you don't install incorrectly and end up not being able to boot one or either systems. I haven't used Opensuse for quite a while so it may take care of this for you. Better to do the research first than resolve a major problem later. The link below looks pretty detailed so it might help to review it.

https://tweakhound.com/2015/11/04/du...ndows-10-uefi/
 
  


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