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unihiekka 02-18-2008 02:46 PM

SuSE10.1-Ubuntu 7.10 Dual Boot: Installation
Hi everyone!

Maybe this item has been discussed somewhere before in a similar manner, but similar does not mean the same. Hence, my question.

I have a laptop with SuSE 10.1 Linux and a desktop with Ubuntu 7.10. However, I would like to have a dual boot system on my laptop with SuSE and Ubuntu. Now, my laptop starts with GRUB giving me several options (suse, failsafe, floppy, etc.), which I would like to keep.

If I insert the live CD of ubuntu 7.10 and click on the install icon, how should I continue to ensure that ubuntu does not overwrite the partition containing suse and that GRUB still is my boot loader but WITH ubuntu as an entry.

Thanks a lot!

rabbit2345 02-19-2008 12:07 PM

In the Ubuntu installer, there should be an option to not install any bootloader. You can then configure your SuSE bootloader to boot from the Ubuntu kernels. If not, then you can tell the installer to install the bootloader on a useless floppy or jummpdrive. That way, no bootloader is written on your HD.

alan_ri 02-19-2008 12:23 PM

Ubuntu 7.10 is great for that kind of things.First you must create primary partition,then choose file system for it,ext3 will do,then install Ubuntu ( / ) on it,then install grub on the mbr(from the Ubuntu installer) and that's it.

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