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Old 10-05-2012, 12:45 AM
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Default Switching distros u->x Need help with grub /boot partition

Yes, grub2 has gotten much more intelligent about finding other installed OS's and booting them.

On Oct 4, 2012 6:48 PM, "Kevin O'Gorman" <kogorman@gmail.com> wrote:
I installed xubuntu 12.04.1 along side my old ubuntu 10.04 LTS. *It is

able to boot both of them, so everything is going pretty well.

However, I need advice or help with management of the /boot directory.



Right now, I'm assuming the installed grub is using the /boot in the

xubuntu partition. *I'm a bit surprised that it's not only showing

kernels from there, but also showing kernels from the separate /boot

partition that I was using with ubuntu. *I'm no longer sure why I was

using a separate partition: it could have been an old BIOS restriction

that applied to LILO (may it rest in peace), or possibly because I

wanted to share it between installations. *Heck, this new mobo doesn't

even use a BIOS; I forget what this new thing is called, but I can use

a mouse and everything.



So I'm asking for verification: I'm pretty sure the location

restrictions were retired a long time ago, and it appears grub has

gotten smarter since I first started using it. *Can I expect

grub-update to find boot directories and boot partiitons and populate

them correctly without the need for a separate partition, or for

combined directories? *This would be wonderful, and it seems to be the

case, but fooling with the boot stuff is a good way to make my life

miserable for days. *I'd like to be sure.



Thanks.

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Kevin O'Gorman



programmer, n. an organism that transmutes caffeine into software.



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