Running Fedora 8 side-by-side with Fedora 7
cl at isbd.net
Sat Feb 23 12:54:00 UTC 2008
On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 12:44:20PM +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> > Are there any problems or issues with running a dual boot system with
> > both Fedora 8 and Fedora 7?
> > I currently have Fedora 7 (/, /usr, /var, etc) on one disk (/boot is on
> > the same disk) and /home on a separate disk.
> > I'm aiming to add a third disk and install Fedora 8 on that one using
> > the same /home as Fedora 7 does.
> > I believe the new installation should find the existing /boot and
> > simply add itself into the grub installation there, is this right?
> > I am then aiming to migrate customisations across from Fedora 7 to
> > the Fedora 8 installation and when it's all working OK I will move
> > across completely.
> I think that is a perfectly reasonable approach.
> I have followed it several times.
> I would advise to make a copy of /etc/grub.conf in case it gets deleted.
> Also of course make sure you _don't_ format /boot during installation.
> Personally, I always partition a new disk with fdisk before installation,
> and go to Custom Installation (not quite the right name)
> rather than using the default DiskDruid, which I don't like or trust.
> (Does anyone?)
Thanks, yes that sounds like what I'm aiming to do, it's good to have
my ideas confirmed though.
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