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Re: [opensuse] Grub2 and installing multiple distros on same computer - *ADDENDUM*
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:09:56 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1303081404210.9292@minas-tirith.valinor>
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El 2013-03-04 a las 14:50 +1100, Basil Chupin escribió:

Following the above I installed os 12.3 RC2. All went well and I could booth into either 12.2 or 12.3 -- but with some "fiddling" re booting into 12.2 because I upgraded the kernel in 12.2 from 3.8.1-1 to 3.8.1-2 but this new kernel was not being recognised at boot time (details about this on request, if you want to know about this).

I installed RC2 a few days back, using grub2, as a secondary system on this laptop. I read no guide, just used common sense and Yast (and a full image backup).

What I did was tell yast to install grub 2 on the partition dedicated to RC2, and to not write anything to the MBR (which it will do by default). I may have forgotten another click by now. Ah! Yes, it also wanted to change some bootable marks which I disabled.

Piece of cake :-)

Of course, my main system (see sig below) uses grub 1 and has an entry that points to the test partition, which now starts grub2.

- -- Cheers

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 "Celadon" (Minas Tirith))

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