[orca-list] dual boot and grub?

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at iinet.net.au
Tue May 13 22:21:20 UTC 2008


On Tue, 13 May 2008, Georgina Joyce wrote:

> Hi
> I use a separate boot partition which all distribution's use.  To keep
> it tidy I have sub-directories within..
> Thus /boot/fedora /boot/Ubuntu /boot/debian etc...  Grub offers great
> flexibility like this because within any environment you can manipulate
> the /boot/grub/menu.lst.  But be ware that some installers but
> a /boot/grub/grub.comf so when changes are made in menu.lst they are not
> evoked.

Oh ok. Is this easy to set up? Or is it hard with windows taking the first 
part of the disk?

> Then you obviously need to tell grub where the kernel is located that
> you wish to load.


> I've had lots of problems with grub and don't really like it.  But I use
> it because of this flexibility.
> It is common to use the first partition as the boot partition.  Unless
> Windows is present as it's simpler to let Windows have it's way and
> occupy the first sectors of the disk.  I've given 500Mb for the boot
> partition.

OK, since I have windows should I leave it alone?

> Don't reinstall a boot loader if one is running correctly.  It can cause
> real problems.

Ok then.


Thanks for your help,

Daniel Dalton

<d.dalton at iinet.net.au>

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