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Re: [opensuse] Installing multiple operating systems on same HDD
On 12/08/12 12:08, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On 2012-08-12 03:56, Basil Chupin wrote:
What was throwing me was that I naturally assumed that when I installed 12.2
after XP and grub
automatically recognised that there was another operating system installed and
made an entry
for it in the menu.lst that it would the same when I install more systems - ie,
create the
correct entry/ies for it/them. But not so - one has to manually edit (the very
first) menu.lst
to add the additional systems.
Yast assumes the system you are installing is the main one, the boss. That one
would have entries
for the rest. Thus you have to tell yast not to do that, and then add the
entries on the first

Yast of the first system might add entries for the rest, though.

Hi Carlos,

Let me get this right.

Are you saying that if I were to install now openSUSE 12.1 into sda7 (with XP already in sda1 and oS 12.2 already in sda5) then the new install 12.1 will recognise and make the correct entries for these already-existing systems?

And if this is the case, then when I boot the computer I will see the grub menu for 12.1 which will have 12.1 as the first entry on this menu with XP and 12.2 further down the menu?

And if this is correct then all one need to do is to edit the menu.lst for 12.1 and rearrange the order of the systems shown so that instead of seeing 12.1 as the first entry it shows, say, 12.2 (or even XP)?


Using openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 KDE 4.8.4 & kernel 3.5.1-2 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX550Ti 1GB DDR5 GPU

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