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Re: [opensuse] Installing multiple operating systems on same HDD
On 12/08/12 12:57, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On 2012-08-12 04:24, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 12/08/12 12:08, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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?
What _HE_ thinks are the correct entries. There is a difference. :-)

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)?

HTH ;-)

You should have more faith in openSUSE. I just installed 12.1 the above way and it works flawlessly :-) . grub for 12.1 picked up XP and 12.2 correctly and I can boot into all 3 without any hassles :-) . All I need to do now is to rearrange the order re what appears in whcih order in the grub boot menu.

I think that there should be a qualification to this just for the record: the above is working the way described above with GRUB LEGACY and not grub2. (I wonder if it will work in the same way with grub2? I'll find out sometime in the future no doubt when grub2 becomes operational in oS.)


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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