Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: SuSE Linux / Scientific Linux / [K|X]ubuntu
Posts: 273

Rep: Reputation: 32
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!
Old 02-19-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: 中国上海
Distribution: openSUSE 11.3
Posts: 371

Rep: Reputation: 40
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.

Last edited by rabbit2345; 02-19-2008 at 12:16 PM. Reason: take out link
Old 02-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Croatia
Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux
Posts: 1,733
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 127Reputation: 127
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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dual boot win98 and suse10.2 adele Linux - Software 19 05-31-2007 02:33 PM
Dual Boot Ubuntu Installation Difficulty vietvet Linux - Software 5 05-29-2007 04:59 PM
Ubuntu dual boot installation crashed on live CD only now. curleyg Ubuntu 6 12-11-2006 10:11 PM
Dual Boot SuSE10 halfstep Linux - Newbie 13 03-31-2006 03:11 PM
SUSE10 dual boot with XP phxKING SUSE / openSUSE 2 02-17-2006 05:26 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration