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Re: [opensuse] multiboot: Suse does not find non-Suse distros
  • From: C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 14:44:30 +0200
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On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 14:27, Felix Miata wrote:
As a consequence, I believe the current subject misleading. What SUSE doesn't
configure is other distros that depend on Grub 2, which is a much more
complicated boot loader that most people don't need.

Does openSUSE 11.2 use Grub2? Does openSUSE 11.1 use Grub2? As far
as I know, the answer is no to both questions (although I could be
wrong?)... yet when I install 11.2 on a computer with 11.1, I do not
get 11.1 in the 11.2 boot menu.. or, if I do, it is a handoff to the
11.1 Grub where I have to select to boot 11.1.. instead of just
booting 11.2 like I expect.

There are scenarios where manually managing Grub is desirable, but
it's not my preferred choice, especially considering how easily an
inexperienced user can render their computer unbootable with a
mis-click or a mis-configuration.

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