triple going to quadriple boot

#1
Thank for this site and the help you provide.
Have been running a successful triple boot for quite awhile.
HD1 - Windows Vista and XP Pro
HD2 - PCLinuxOS and Data
Easybcd V. 2.0.0.76

Today I installed OpenSuse and have it showing up in "Choose
an Operating System to start". It will not boot and in my system
of errors I have managed to botch up PcLinuxOS and now I can't
boot PcLinuxOS.
Seems that Easybcd bulks at trying to install two "NeoGrub.mbr".
Have no idea what I did wrong or how to fix it.
The stuff on HD1 seems to be ok.
 

JustinW

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#2
Check the NST folder for the .mbr files and match them up with debug mode in EasyBCD to make sure they have the correct filenames.
 
#3
Using OpenSuse 11.2 Gnome Edition.
Gave up trying to boot two Linux distros. Way over my head. I pulled the plugs on HD 1
which is the Windows drive and installed OpenSuse in HD2 making no changes to
anything. I was then able to boot into OPenSuse.
I then plugged in HD1 and booted into Vista. Went into Easybcd and added OpenSuse
pointing it to the C drive where NST menu.lst resides and set it to NeoGrub.
At this point everything looks ok a far as "Easybcd" is concerned.
Now I power down and power back up to get my Startup OS listing (Vista, XP PRO
and OpenSuse). I clicked on OpenSuse and up came a black screen with "GRUB"
on it telling me to hit the Tab key to list dozens of commands. Needless to say this
is totally useless. Bottom line I can't boot into OPenSuse.
I don't want to use the Virtual thing to do this.
 
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#4
Thanks for this site and the help provided.
I have now been days trying to triple boot with Vista, XP PRO and OpenSuse 11.2.
I have given up trying to boot 2 linux distros.
So if this is so easy to do, then I must be a moron.
That said I have read and tried to follow the instructions in "Ubuntu-NeoSmart
Technologies Wike". I am using Easybcd 2.0.0.76. I am finding a conflict between
the guide above and what I see on Easybcd. I am NOT trying to put the Grub in the MBR.
I have clicked on NeoGrub and that doesn't let me boot. I have clicked on Linux
and tried the 3 settings of the HD and none of them let me boot OpenSuse.

My next step will be to reinstall OpenSuse on the the HD checking to see if I missed something.
It's a long process of errors and guessing.

When Windows 8 comes along I'll have to go through this agony again.