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It's Code: sudo update-grub2 However, I don't understand why there should be a problem between grub2 and grub-legacy. You wanted to replace Kubuntu entirely with opensuse, right? Which apparently failed ...
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    It's
    Code:
    sudo update-grub2
    However, I don't understand why there should be a problem between grub2 and grub-legacy. You wanted to replace Kubuntu entirely with opensuse, right? Which apparently failed to happen - if Kubuntu is still booting up, then you did not install suse over it. What I was saying is, if you wipe Kubuntu, install opensuse in the partition you had Kubuntu on, and overwrite the MBR with suse's grub, then there shouldn't be an issue. GRUB2 shouldn't come into play.

    During the opensuse installation process, you should be able to choose where to mount your partitions. But, you do need to know which partition is which. Please post the output of
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    So for example, if you had something like:

    /dev/sda1 as your Windows partition, formatted to NTFS;
    /dev/sda2 as your your Ubuntu partition
    /dev/sda3 as swap

    You would, during the installation process, select edit partition layout and choose to mount /dev/sda2 as /, select /dev/sda3 as swap.

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    Hmm I thought he wanted to add Suse not overwrite Ubuntu.

    Go into Kbuntu and type

    fdisk -l

    let use see what you have now ant then tell us what you want to have.

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    I have a multiboot system with, among other distros, eeebuntu beta 4. The suse bootloader/grub fails to recognise the eeebuntu partition.
    Any ideas on how to fix this?

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    @whych
    It would be best to start your own thread for your question. Include the output of
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    sudo fdisk -l
    and the contents of the file /boot/grub/menu.lst

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    Right,

    first off, I can't find an icon that looks like the console but if I right click the mouse on the desk top there is a pull down with the option to "run command"
    is this the place to type " fdisk -1 " ?

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    You can launch a terminal by selecting that 'run command' and typing xterm. Or, if this is Kubuntu you're doing this from, type konsole.

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    bilbo@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for bilbo:

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x1b1a1b19

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 4112 33029608+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sda2 4113 9729 45118552+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 9730 9730 2551+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda5 4113 7141 24322410 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda6 7141 7333 1550209+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7 7334 8329 8000338+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 8330 9729 11245468+ 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xcf320feb

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 2408 19342228+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sdb2 2409 4866 19738908 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb5 2409 4866 19738876+ b W95 FAT32
    bilbo@ubuntu:~$

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    So where do I go from here then? I noticed that on the other similat thread the results of listing the fdisk actually showed which partition contained which OP sys but not on mine,which doesn't help.

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    Well, it does look like a bit of an odd partition scheme. I'm not sure why the various FAT32 partitions. We know where you linux paritions are, though. /dev/sda7 and /dev/sda8. (Plus swap on /dev/sda6) I would guess one is Kubuntu and the other opensuse.

    From Kubuntu, we can probably get more info from the file /etc/fstab. Post the output of
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    cat /etc/fstab
    I would probably boot into something like Parted Magic, combine the two linux partitions, and put opensuse there.

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    Yes, you can see what each partition is.

    Linux means of course a linux partition.
    Before that you see 83, which is a linux file system.
    and how big it is, 8000338 bytes or 8GB.
    82 means linux swap space.
    7 means NTFS and is usually windows xp.
    But the size seems silly here.
    You have a 24GB (b) FAT32 on sda5
    And 33GB (c) FAT32 on sda1.
    Which is w98 or xp?
    Windows 98 usually runs on FAT32, but xp on NTFS.
    Maybe you can run win2000 and xp on FAT32 but that is unsound!
    You always have to do that on NTFS.
    You also have windows on sdb1, and an extended partition sdb2
    On which is sdb5.

    But the whole configuration doesn't make much sense to me.
    And why using w98, that's something of the stone age nowadays.

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