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Old 01-05-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
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Replace windows with 2nd distribution


I am daul booting XP and Fedora Core 1. I want to replace the XP installation with Core 2 when it arrives leaving my Core 1 completely seperate. If I understand what I've seen (newbie), I should be able to just edit out XP in Grub.conf file but what happens to grub when I install Core 2? I presently have both 2.4 kernels listed in grub and XP.
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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"what happens to grub when I install Core 2?"

There are several possibilities that you can chose from. The key is that there can only be one bootloader on the MBR.

1. When you install Core 2 tell the installer not to install a boot loader. Then edit the Core 1 /boot/grub/grub.conf file to include both Core 1 and Core 2.

2. When you install Core 2 tell the installer to install a boot loader on the MBR. Then edit the Core 2 /boot/grub/grub.conf file to include both Core 1 and Core 2.

3. You can remove the Windows XP grub entry at any time whether Windows XP is physically present or not.

4. You can add the Core 2 grub entry at any time whether or not Core 2 is physically present or not.

5. You can have the Core 1, Core 2, and Windows XP entries in /boot/grub/grub.conf
at the same time even though all three are not physically present at the same time.

Here is a grub tutorial to tell you how to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf


http://www.geocities.com/cyberkabila/main/grub.htm

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Old 01-06-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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