Was wondering if someone could help me with a right mess I have got myself in.
I have been keen to try out OpenSuse 11.1 for some time now, I have been a Ubuntu user for a year and wanted the best of both, so went on a journey to install all 3 on my laptop.
My laptop had Windows 7 on it and within the disk management I shrunk my 320gb drive to 250gb, so had 70gb to install my linux distros which I separated so both had 35gb each.
Once I had shrunk this, i then installed Suse 11.1. it installed fine, once I restarted I had a green bootloader, suse was the first option and it had windows in there. Both booted fine when there selection was chosen.
I then installed Ubuntu, and that identified I had 2 OS’s on there, I chose auto configure assuming it would use the unallocated 35gb remaining space to install itself on.
Once I booted up though it goes straight into windows, I have lost the boot loader that Suse installed.
Can anyone advise me on how I can get the two working? If I can manage to get one working, I would be grateful but would prefer to use open suse.
VMWare server is free, so are countless other virtualization tools. VMWorkstation is ideal if you want to pay for it.
You can then run all 3 OS at once as well!
You need to create a virtual machine on your computer using Microsoft Virtual PC / Vmware Server once you have install your linux Distro. Once you have a VHD with your Linux Distro Installed you then need to follow the intructions so you can boot from the VHD rather then the Physical Disk.
Basically your VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) acts just like a physical disk. You can download Operating Systems that have already been pre-installed on a VHD but most people like to install the Operating System them selves.
Once you have your VHD, just attach it using Disk managment