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Re: My computer

Karl Larsen wrote:
John Austin wrote:
On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 12:45 +0000, Garry Harthill wrote:
On 18/11/2007, Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com> wrote:
Timothy Murphy wrote:
Karl Larsen wrote:

Notice f8 has already got a new kernel and it was properly added to
grub. This would not happen if the above was just added to the main

Why not?
I don't see anything special about your setup.
Most people just have one grub.conf and this seems to work fine.

    It works fine if you are not getting upgraded kernel's. I prefer to
use this method because it is open ended. I can add more systems easy.


        Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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What the hell are you driveling on about?

With great caution I agree with Karl here !!!!

It is neater to use chainloader +1 if you have several different installs

When you update the "chained" kernel the "chained" grub.conf is updated automatically.
On one machine I have a "production" F7 and "development" F7 and F8s

I do not have to play with grub.conf on /dev/sda1

title F7 pagham (
    root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=LABEL=/root_pagham initrd /initrd-

title F7 Indirect boot of harddisk
    root (hd0,4)
    chainloader +1
title F8 Indirect boot of fuerte
    root (hd0,5)
chainloader +1

   Thanks John, I may have learned the method from one of your messages :-)
All I said ws I use it and it works fine.

Maybe it's not politically correct but I am using the oldish Boot Manager from IBM and let it boot whatever OS I have on my system. All OSes are completely isolated from one another, so I don't see these grub/kernel problems at all.


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