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Old 04-06-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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dual boot SuSE and Kubuntu

I have a Dell D600 with SuSE 10 and WinXP. I am going to remove Win and have a dual boot with SuSE and Kubuntu. Do I just put the Kubuntu CD in and let r rip? Will the 'SuSE' Grub bootloader stay intact and just add a 'Kubuntu' choice in the list? Thanks.
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If you choose to install Kubuntu's grub to the Kubuntu partition, it won't affect the SuSE installation of grub.

If you choost to install Kubuntu's grub to the MBR, SuSE won't be bootable from the grub menu until you add SuSE to Kubuntu's /boot/grub/menu.lst.

To keep SuSE's grub intact, do the following:
After installing Kubuntu with grub it the Kubuntu partition, mount the SuSE partition that contains /boot/grub/menu.lst. Copy the menu.lst entry from Kubuntu, and paste it into the SuSE menu.lst. Save it, and reboot. You should see Kubuntu in the menu.
Old 04-08-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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I appreciate the reply. You say to install Kubuntu's Grub to the Kubuntu partition. I am assuming that by default it wants to install to the MBR. I have never customized the location of a Grub installation. Is there a specific place to put it? After I copy and paste from Kubuntu's Grub to SuSE's is there any reason to keep Kubuntu's Grub or can it at that point be deleted? Thanks for the help.
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SUSE has very appealing GRUB, so I would install Kubuntu GRUB on the kubuntu parition. then install SUSE, it should pick up kubuntu and list it in its GRUB. If not then, in SUSE /boot/grub/menu.lst add the following lines:
title Kubuntu
root hd(0,X) <----add the partition sector here e.g. if kubuntu is on /dev/hda3 this will be hd(0,2)
chainloader +1
Note the case sensitivity.

You can find out more here saikee uses upper case, but this will only work in lower case

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