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fedora 07-12-2011 08:24 AM

New Fedora DVD 64 Install replaced my previous GRUB2 info! (Dual Boot)
to be a bit more specific about chainloading:

This is my /boot/grub/menu.lst:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda2
# initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
title Fedora (
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz- ro
root=UUID=f5ec98fc-01eb-4f37-b932-72d0d07cf25b rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM
rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=sg
initrd /initramfs-
title chain to second disk
rootnoverify (hd1,4)
chainloader +1

The first "title" boots from the first partition of the first Disk (root
the second shows the menu (chainloads) from the fifth partition of the
second Disk (rootnoverify (hd1, 4))
Check to see on your system, where the approp partitions with the
systems are and set up the grub menus in these partitions. Then install
grub in the MBR with a /boot/grub/menu.lst like the above.


On 2011-07-12 09:58, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:06:32 -0400, NG (Nat) wrote:
>> I know that things just look bleak right now, someone please help me
>> see all my operating systems upon boot.
>> Ok, the details:
>> Windows 7 Ultra system with ONE 1-TB hard drive. Purchased that way.
>> When the last Ubuntu (11.4 I think) was released I installed it on the
>> system in order to practice KDE 4.6 when not using Windows, while
>> waiting for Fedora 15. So, until my Fedora 15 install on this machine,
>> Windows 7 was my primary system, KUbuntu secondary but with enough
>> tweaking that I don't want to wipe it until completely comfortable
>> with Fedora 15.
>> So, today I installed Fedora 15 from DVD. I made sure that it did not
>> use any of the used partitions and setup a new set of partitions for
>> Fedora 15.
>> Fedora installed ok and boots up, but to my horror F15 did not append
>> itself to the Grub2 list (installed by Ubuntu). So neither Windows 7
>> nor Ubuntu is available on the bootloader list.
>> This should be minor for those well versed with Grub2, but I am at a
>> loss and a bit frightened.
> What made you think it would "append itself" to some other OS's bootloader
> config file?
> You've had the option to alter the bootloader installation, to either
> install it into the MBR or into the boot sector of a partition. The former
> overwrites any existing bootloader in the MBR. Obviously. The latter can
> be used to chainload Fedora's GRUB from your existing GRUB2 - you would
> append the chainloading commands to your GRUB2 manually, however.
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