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Re: Nothing but problems upgrading to Fedora Core



On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 09:05, Gordon Keehn wrote:
> Andre Costa wrote:
> > On Tue, 11 May 2004 19:06:16 -0400
> > John Nelson <developer computation com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Hey all,
> >>
> >>I have had nothing but problems installing Fedora Core, and the issues
> >>
> >>seem to center around grub installing on top of an existing Lilo 
...
>     For whatever it's worth, I installed GRUB over LILO when it first 
> appeared in a RedHat distro.  (I don't even remember how long ago that 
> was.)  I had no problems with the upgrade then, and have had no problems 
> with GRUB ever since.  It has made it substantially easier to maintain / 
> upgrade the kernel, and I love the ability to test a modified grub.conf 
> by booting a floppy with GRUB installed.  There's no accounting for 
> taste.  ;-{)>

Have also used GRUB since it became the default, and it has a lot more
functionality than LILO at the cost of additional complexity.  Have
multi-booted with GRUB and various combinations of
RH/Fedora/other-distros and Windoze 98/Me/W2K/XP on various partitions
and 1st/2nd/3rd... disks.  There have been a number of threads on these
issues in recent weeks/months.

Problems usually occur when GRUB/BIOS see disks in different order[s] at
boot and on the running system, and finding the right way to trick
Bill's OSs into thinking they have the environment they want when it's
really the way you want things set up.  Having the correct combination
of /boot/grub/device.map and "map (hdM) (hdN)" commands in
/boot/grub/grub.conf, sometimes using detective work ("find" command is
often helpful) in grub interactive mode in both environments
(with/without device.map), will usually do the trick.

If you want some help debugging, post some specifics from "fdisk -l",
GRUB config files, errors, and how you want things to work.

Phil




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