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i wish to set up this dual boot and can run both suse and mdk but have to reinstall the bootlooder to do so. i have them on 2 different ...
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    dual booting mdk10.1 & suse9.1


    i wish to set up this dual boot and can run both suse and mdk but have to reinstall the bootlooder to do so.

    i have them on 2 different drives (installed suse after mdk) then reloaded mdk bootloader (grub) added in a option and pointed it to the suse partion but it comes up with and error about the partion not being ext 3 and hits the message kernel panic

    i guess im asking for a howto dual boot 2 linux os's

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    Can you post your Mandrake /boot/grub/grub.conf? Also, look in the Mandrake Control Center, where it shows your drives and partitions and see what it's calling your second hard drive partition where SuSE is. Is it hdb1?
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    odd, theres no grub.conf but heres menu.lst:

    Code:
    timeout 10
    default 0
    
    title linux
    kernel (hd0,6)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5 splash=silent vga=788
    initrd (hd0,6)/initrd.img
    
    title linux-nonfb
    kernel (hd0,6)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5
    initrd (hd0,6)/initrd.img
    
    title failsafe
    kernel (hd0,6)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 failsafe acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5
    initrd (hd0,6)/initrd.img
    and if it helps here is the suse file:

    Code:
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Linux
        kernel (hd1,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb2 vga=0x317 splash=silent desktop resume=/dev/hda5 showopts
        initrd (hd1,1)/boot/initrd

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    *looks at above post. screams at his own stupidity and hits self over the head*

    after combining the last bit of code to the first file it booted properly.

    man am i dumb.

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    LOL! I was going to tell you to do the same thing! All is good now?
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    yep all is good except for a bit of wounded pride

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotics56a
    yep all is good except for a bit of wounded pride
    The only way to ever learn anything is to make mistakes. Now you will know how to edit your menu.lst when you add your third distro...
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