i need help on installing open suse 12.2

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    i need help on installing open suse 12.2

    i never tried this way on open suse so wondering if i am missing anything

    what i am trying to achive is

    1st installing open suse 12.2 single drive partiton including home on same partiton size 20gb approx

    2nd install grub 2 bootloader as well at the beginning of same partiton on which i already installed root and home

    3rd boot it from grub 1 (old grub) form scientific linux by editing the menu list.
     
  2. NormanF

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    The Yast setup tool should recognize your partition and ask if you want to use the whole disk or share it with other operating systems you might have. The grub 2 bootloader should recognize other systems with which it will boot with.

    There shouldn't be a need to edit the menu. Worse case if you mess it up - just reinstall. You'll get a working system running on your computer in no time!
     
  3. Ocky

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    I assume you have only one hdd, have space for Suse, SL grub is installed to MBR and you want to install Suse grub2 to its root partition as you will want to boot from SL.
    In that case my first choice would be to try adding a chainloader entry for Suse to SL's menu.lst ...

    title SUSE
    root (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1

    If that doesn't work try what Mrk. did in his Grub Tutorial by adding the following to menu.lst ...

    title SuSE
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/grub/core.img
    savedefault
    boot

    Regards,
    Ocky

    PS. Change (hd0,X) if required.
     
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  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    You can use either.
    The advantage of chainloading is that suse will handle itself.
    So you just need to install suse's grub to the root of its partition.
    So if suse root is /dev/sda1, this is where you install the bootloader.
    Scientific remains unchanged.
    Mrk
     
  5. mack_guy911

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    thanks very much guys mrk, ocky, NormanF

    i did same weird it still didnt boot i had to update SL grub to opensuse grub 2 easy way out like mrk said

    strange is when i install 1st time from live cd its shows sda second time i run direct install with running live cd mode it show sdb .................. but anyhow its solved now thanks again everyone for support


    just last question how to backlist nouveau in opensuse 12.2 (grub2) and install nvidia driver from source .............................. as the driver from repo is very very slow as i have old 8600gt card

    is it same as

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/centos-nvidia.html


    edit: one thing i like to add the most frustrating part about opensuse 12.2 is after fresh install you had 1st update of 1gb+ atleast thats very weird :D
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Is the driver the same or the procedure?
    Mrk
     
  7. Ocky

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    A script for installing nvidia drivers in Suse; found here
     
  8. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    yes i mean procedure from binary

    your link mrk very helpfull when i install 1st time nvidia on SL from binary

    many thanks again mrk

    also this link of script by Trespasser many thanks to him it auto update on kernels without problem


    http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1109



    this was original thread what i talking about is same thing for open suse i am looking

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=319268





    many thanks to you too ocky for helping everytime man ........yes thats something i was looking for i check and read again many many thanks man :))
     
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