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Triple Linux boot - Kubuntu, openSUSE, Mandriva

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Drive c: - Windows Vista
Drive D: Kubuntu, openSUSE and Mandriva

At start-up, I have the SUSE screen with options to select OS:
SUSE
Ubuntu
Mandriva
Windows

When I select Ubuntu, there is another screen with the similar options in a different order:
Ubuntu
.....
so I have to select the same OS a second time. How do I disable it.

Thanks
Fero

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You installed 2 boot loader (1 on each partition (or HD)), you need to remove the second one and fix the first one

which bootloader are you using ?
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openSUSE boot loader, I assume, yellow
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Hi Wod

In the meantime I installed Fedora 8, just for the fun of it, Unfortunatelly I enabled Fedora loader and when I rebooted PC, there was no bootloader, just Fedora. Now I have an extra OS. The same question, how do I disable Fedora bootloader so that Windows bootloader apperas after rebooting?
Sorry, I am learning. I wanted to prove myself that I was able to install more than one Linux alongside Vista. I read the article you sent me. It looks like I need to do all the changes in fedora first.
Fero

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Hi Wod
I am sorry Wod for your time lost, All Linux distros caused such a problem that I had to reinstall everytjhing
Fero
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Fero,

I'm also working on multiple-boot machines daily. I just follow simple rules:

- install M$ WIN first
- don't install bootloader automatically during linux installation
- after all systems are installed, I use any liveCD (most of linux distro CDs/DVDs are OK for doing this task) - and install MANUALLY boot loader once (I prefer grub), then I put correct configuration for all systems at once.

In case you want to have more than one linux on board, it is good to have a separate partition containing kernels only (/boot dir mounted there), and keep it mounted across all  linuxes you have. This way you'll have only one bootloader installed for all distros and easy access to it.
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Now I have triple boot
- Vista
- Kubuntu 7.10 with one partition as MOUNT
-openSUSE - one partition MOUNT, one /HOME
.. and of course a SWAP partition for both

Shall I create /boot for all additional distros?
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Fero,

I'd definitely do that if you plan installation of more distros. You can also move data from your existing distros' boot dirs to this dedicated boot dir, and then configure to mount it instead of using local one.

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mzalfres
Simple but useful was your advice. It works the same now but it  is much simple to control. Thanks
Fero
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