[orca-list] dual boot and grub?

Georgina Joyce gena at mga.demon.co.uk
Tue May 13 12:48:07 UTC 2008


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

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

Example: kernel (hd0,0)/Ubuntu/vmlinuz....
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

See my previous on Ubuntu Fedora partition identifiers UUID problem.
Don't reinstall a boot loader if one is running correctly.  It can cause
real problems.



On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 22:09 +1000, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed debian to a partition windows to a partition and ubuntu 
> to a partition for fun. I have a couple of questions:
> - Is the grub configuration that is used on the last installed linux? So 
> if I install ubuntu last will the /boot/grub/menu.lst file that is used by 
> the system be there or on the debian partition?
> If so why is this and should I do something to only have one grub 
> configuration through out all my partitions?
> Also if this is true is the grub on debian used anymore?
> - How can I change the order of the operating systems in the boot menu? 
> Just adjust the lines in menu.lst?
> Also if I get sick of all these operating systems, what is the best way to 
> remove ubuntu?
> Just delete its partition?
> Thanks,



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