If I want to start the boot process, what file do I point to? I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed on a separate disk from openSuse 12.1 and windows 7. When I installed Ubuntu, I had to reinstall the OpenSuse to boot it and windows. Using OpenSuse boot loader, I can't seem to get the boot menu configured to start Ubuntu. I understand my problem is with the OpenSuse boot loader not being configured correctly. As a newbie I don't really understand the boot process of a linux system.
OpenSuse uses the Grub BootLoader. (A Boot Loader is a program that the BIOS looks for when the computer turns on, it is always located in the first 446 bytes of the hard drive). Grub then makes the filesystems of Ubuntu, OpenSuse, and Windows 7 available and looks to a file called
The Complex answer
Here is and example of a grub.cfg file. This is what an entry for Ubuntu looks like:
The Simple Answer
Boot into OpenSuse and run the following:
The first command will find the grub.cfg on your drive, probably at /boot. The second tells grub to look around for new operating systems and install them to the file you found above.