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Re: [opensuse] How to add a second openSUSE install to an EFI machine?
Andrei Borzenkov composed on 2018-08-04 17:08 (UTC+0300):

IIRC the only option is to switch to terminal before final stage and manually
edit file on root.

No success for me with such method:
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1101756
enable specification of custom GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR= in UEFI bootloader installation

Or you can rename existing installation in advance - this
is probably easier and makes sure it won’t accidentally conflict with future
installs.

Such has been the only reliable method for me. On host gb250, which is my only
UEFI with RAM in it ATM, and as yet has only TW, I currently have:

BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 1 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0002,0003,000A,000B,0007,0009
Boot0001* opensusetw
Boot0002* debian
Boot0003* tubuntu
Boot0007* Hard Drive
Boot0009* CD/DVD Drive
Boot000A* ubuntu
Boot000B* opensuse

After kernel installations I check with efibootmgr and usually find the order
shuffled and so need to move my preference (opensusetw) back to first priority,
and sometimes use -B on functional duplicates (as shown above, currently
needed). Also I have reconfigured /etc/grub.d/ so that custom.cfg content is the
first shown regardless which is actually controlling boot. Also I disable
os-prober, since custom.cfg is doing all I need done.

Maybe this helps Carlos:
<https://nwrickert2.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/handling-multiple-opensuse-version-with-uefi/>
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