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Old 08-20-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
psurani
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Guys, Right now i am having Windows 98SE and Ubuntu 5.04. I wanna install Mandrake 10.1 also. Hard disk space/partition is no problem for me. My problem is that, when i install mandrake 10.1, my ubuntu grub disappers, and i am unable to recover it.

What should i do to keep ubuntu in mandrake's grub ? I only see mandrake and Windows option in grub,

Hdd description:-

Win98SE is on hda1
Ubuntu is on hdb1
I need to install mdk on hda3.

Rgds
Pratik
 
Old 08-20-2005, 07:03 PM   #2
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When you install Mandrake, don't install Lilo or Grub to the MBR. Make sure you install it to the first sector of the boot partition. Then, you can add Mandrake's Grub entry to Ubuntu's Grub. Or, vice versa: if Mandrake overwrites the MBR, you can add Ubuntu's entry to Mandrake's Grub.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 07:35 PM   #3
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You are contradicting yourself, one moment you say you want to install Mandrake - "I wanna install Mandrake 10.1", but the next moment you talk as you have already installed it - "I only see mandrake and Windows option in grub". Have you already installed it or not then?!

Anyway, you should not encounter any problems as any modern distro (mandrake included) will detect the other operatings systems, you don't need to do anything extra.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 08:04 PM   #4
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re- grub configuration

Hi,

Thanks, i will install Mandrake Grub to the first boot sector instead of MBR. But can u pls tell me the procedure of configuring Grub.. ? where is it located and which commands to edit them ?

I use VI, but dont know how to save changes, i guess its :wq ,but where to type this words ?? i mean on which part of text ?
I wud be glad to know this procedure.

Pratik
 
Old 08-20-2005, 08:20 PM   #5
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If you're in Ubuntu...

Make a backup copy of Grub by typing this into the terminal:

sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst_backup

Then, edit Grub by typing this into the terminal:

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 08-20-2005, 08:59 PM   #6
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Re:- grub

Thanks,

But how would i know the mandrake grub, unless i boot in mandrake and where will be the mandrakes grub located ? in hda3.. in which directory ?
I mean how will i even come to know whats actually in mdk grub ?

after watching mandrakes grub, i will write the same format in ubuntus grub, with title Mandrake 10.1

Lemme know pls
 
  


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