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Re: System with two operating systems in two disks



On Jun 23, 2004 at 14:20, Jeff Ratliff in a soothing rage wrote:

>On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 01:51:53PM -0400, Matt Morgan wrote:
>> Honestly, if it were me, I would just run the install, tell it to 
>> install to that second disk, and let the installer update the MBR & grub 
>> for me. It'll see the other OS on the other drive and try to handle it 
>> for you, automatically. I know you're getting advice to do it other 
>> ways, but I bet just letting the installer handle it will work.
>> 
>> Once I had a problem and had to go fix grub myself. That was a while 
>> ago, with a RH9 + Windows 98 dual-boot system. It wasn't the hardest 
>> thing to do, even though I had never tried it before. If your current 
>> install on disk1 is doing something really important, I would recommend 
>> reading about grub config first, so you know what to expect, but there's 
>> a very good chance the installer will just get it right.
>> 
>I recommended installing no bootloader more as a failsafe. You're
>right that the installer will most likely get it right. I did the 
>manual configuration of GRUB when I installed FC2 on a system with 
>WinXP, because I didn't want to run into the dual boot bug. At the 
>time I needed my Windows system. 
>
>I guess if you let the installer update GRUB and it doesn't work, 
>the worst that can happen is you'll have to edit /boot/grub.conf 
>anyway. It's worth a shot if this isn't a critical system. 
I kinda recall the OP saying that they need their current
system and can play with the new install. I would go the
route you suggest, install new FC2 with no bootloader.
The OP then has to remember the partition his boot and
root is on and then add a stanza to the current grub.conf.

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