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Re: Dual boot problem



Phil Meyer wrote:
Grumpy_Penguin wrote:
I have Kubuntu 6.06.1 amd 64 version installed on HDa 80 GB
I installed Fedora Core 6 64 bit version on HDb 300 Gb
when I rebooted grub could not find FC 6
Any idea what I did wrong?
The only thing you did 'wrong' was not to decide in advance who gets to control grub. :)

Here is how you 'fix' it.
Boot into KUbuntu.
Mount your FC6 boot partition on /mnt
# mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt
# cd /mnt/grub
# cat grub.conf

examine the indicated default boot record.
copy that boot record (4 lines) into /etc/grub.conf

all done!

a problem could be that you have to do this every time after a kernel update is installed, therefore i would do the following:

install fc6 boot loader to fc6 root partition /dev/hdb1 (grub-install)
and
chainload in Kbuntu's boot configuration - iirc menu.lst - fc6.

a entry:

title FC 6
        root (hd1,0)
chainloader     +1

could do the job.
i hope hd1,0 is correct.

advantage:     no need to change the grub entries after updates
disadvantage:  you will see two grub menu's (1st Kunbuntu, 2cd fedora)



--
   ronald


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