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Re: [opensuse] Dual boot: Suse does not find non-Suse distros
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 21:04:40 +0200
  • Message-id: <4C0BF148.9050102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On 2010-06-06 17:09, C wrote:

yet the Ubuntu user who comes
along and installs openSUSE 11.2 or 11.3 to check it out, all of a
sudden seems to "lose" their previous Ubuntu since it's now missing
from the boot menu they get when they start up their computer.

That's because they allowed suse to install grub in the MBR. They should change
the default proposal
and install instead grub in the partition containing /boot, and not change the
MBR. There should be
an option in YaST to install easily this way, or to detect the presence of more
oses and propose it
automatically.

Then the user has to configure whichever is the primary boot loader to
chainload the new install.
This is manual, so Yast should give the user instructions for it, or even edit
that grub entry (if
posssible).

However, all these posts should go to the factory list, not here. These
ideas/rants/whatever are
lost here.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Minas Tirith))
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