dual boot : fed1 and fed2 no go
Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Mon May 24 20:23:37 UTC 2004
On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 15:53, john brennan-sardou wrote:
> I try to be a cautious guy so before installing fedora 2 on test and
> killing off fed 1 I decided to put it on my second disk and have a dual
> boot. Well, I got grubbed. No surprise I suppose. Here is the grub.conf
> title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
> root (hd1,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
> initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
> title fedcore
> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
> chainloader +1
> When I boot into the old fed core one this is the message :
> " Error 13 Invalid or unsupported executable format "
> The name fedcore as you can see is the first primary disk and fed 2 is
> on the second. I know I should be reading the forty-five page doc on my
> desk but I would feel better disposed to grub if I could get out of this
> quick.My first disk is full of work material. I have already tried the
> LBA bios change on the mail list but no joy. Thanks a lot John
Can you mount the old partitions under FC2?
Might try something along the lines of:
kernel /vmlinuz-<version> root=LABEL=/
Getting ready to do very much the same thing on my main work machine.
Just finished making a "clone" of FC1 on another disk and will try
booting to it before upgrading. Have this working at home with FC1,
FC2, WinXP. Have used this technique successfully since RH7.x or so.
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