Going for 5!

#1
I am very close to booting 5 os's but the last one being a bitch.
My setup is this

2 sata drives in a raid setup containing Vista/XP/Data partition
1 pata drive with Server2008/Ubuntu 8.04 and Suse 11.0

I cannot find a way of adding a bcd entry to Suse,I have tried adding it to the Ubuntu grub to try and boot it after choosing Ubuntu but with no luck.

Here are my menuIst files ( the bits I think matter )

Suse 11.0

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Aug 9 13:43:27 UTC 2008
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,4)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.5-1.1
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-pae root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6Y120L0_Y31XAC5E-part5 resume=/dev/sda3 splash=silent showopts vga=0x31a
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-pae

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.5-1.1
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-pae root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6Y120L0_Y31XAC5E-part5 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off x11failsafe vga=0x31a
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-pae

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (/dev/sda2)###
title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (/dev/sda2)
root (hd0,1)
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader (fd0)+1







Ubuntu,including my failed attempt.

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
find --set-root /boot/memtest86+.bin
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=da314f4f-2b99-4691-8811-eea661e675c1 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
quiet

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.5-1.1
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-pae root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_Maxtor_6Y120L0_Y31XAC5E-part5 resume=/dev/sda3 splash=silent showopts vga=0x31a
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-pae

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
find --set-root /boot/memtest86+.bin
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=da314f4f-2b99-4691-8811-eea661e675c1 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
find --set-root /boot/memtest86+.bin
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST


I'm sure I'm not far off in getting this to work.
I would really like to have the 5 options available from bcd, not to have to choose linux and then from the two.

Mike
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#2
Greetings,

I'm not very familar with Suse, but some Linux distros use thier own versions of grub. For example, Solaris cannot be booted from the version of grub installed with Ubuntu. You might also have problems due to the multiple entries i see for Suse in that menu.lst file. Stick around though, I'm sure someone here well have a better answer for you.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#3
Hiya CrabHunter,

I would install OpenSUSE normally, then copy Ubuntu's menu.lst to the top of OpenSUSE's and merge the two.