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Old 07-26-2004, 03:04 AM   #1
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dual boot fedora-redhat. is it possible?


its quite unusual configuration but id like to know if its possible to have fedora and redhat dual boot. now i have fedora installed. i think i could use fedoras boot partition for redhat (but without formatting it) and modify grub.conf. am i right?
 
Old 07-26-2004, 04:06 AM   #2
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yes..just make space for redhat, install it (but don't install the bootloader, only make bootdisk if you need it). after this boot into your fedora installation and modify grub's config so it knows where redhat is..I guess that's it.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 05:55 AM   #3
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You can share your swap space between Fedora and RedHat .. also, if your home directory is on a separate disk/partition, you can share that too.

As Bouncer recommended, select not to install any boot loader.

You would need to edit grub.conf to take note of RedHat's locations.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 04:23 PM   #4
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thank you! i did as you told me and it works
 
Old 08-11-2004, 07:10 AM   #5
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Hi!

That's what I'm trying to do too (although with Fedora and Mandrake).
How do you modify the configuration of grub to make it find the extra linux kernel?
I tried to modify the grub.conf file but so far I couldn't boot Mandrake...
 
Old 08-11-2004, 02:21 PM   #6
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hi!
this is a part of my grub.conf:
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title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
root (hd1,5)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
#--this was added by me
title Red Hat 9 (2.4.20-8)
root (hd1,5)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=/dev/hdb5 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
#--end
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

hope i helped
 
  


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