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Old 01-04-2004, 11:12 AM   #1
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Can't boot 1st OS now after installing 2nd

Hello Everyone,
I just installed RH8 on my hd after SuSE 9 that i already had installed, when installing RH when it came to the installation of Grub it had me add SuSE to the list and choose it as the default, Well when I went to reboot after the installation it did have Suse on the boot list but when I chose it its wouldnt boot into it, it said boot no verify, I am afraid that it didnt retain the boot info for SuSe when RH rewrote the GRub right? I can boot into RedHat just fine , Is there anyway I can fix this so that I can boot into my Suse? Thanks for all the help, Have a Fabulous Day!
Old 01-04-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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You need to identify which drive and partition Suse is on (look in you syslog for the drive name and partitions) then refer to your /boot/grub/
eg my linux is on /dev/hdd1 which is (hd2,0). Drive numbering under grub starts at 0 and hdd1 is 3 and the partition is 1. You'll then need to edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst and then do update-grub '(hdx,y)' where x is the boot drive on your and y is the partition.
Old 01-04-2004, 09:37 PM   #3
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From your redhat, you can mount your suse partition and access it to find what were the options used by the suse bootloader. On redhat, you would find grub config in /boot/grub/menu.lst, or /etc/grub.conf.
Old 01-05-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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Thanks I will give that a try


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