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Old 12-24-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
purrcy
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dual boot TinyMe with Ubuntu [Resolved]


Hi,

I have TinyMe-2008.1 installed and I would like to install Ubuntu-8.10. My partition is as follows

/boot 64 M
/ TinyMe 38 G
/swap 1.5 G
/ Ubuntu 39G

I'm having trouble with the Grub, and I don't know what to do about it.

Can someone tell me how to install Ubuntu as a dual boot with TinyMe?
Right now I have TinyMe booting and it runs fine.

Last edited by purrcy; 12-25-2008 at 04:33 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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You dont need to do anything! just install ubuntu and the installer will detect the TinyMe and will add it to the boot menu right after ubuntu.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Hi r1d3r,

I installed Ubuntu into my forth partition without designating the first partition as /boot and the installation didn't detect TinyMe. I will try reinstalling Ubuntu designating the first partition as /boot and see what happens.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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Well, that didn't work! I'm going to repartition my HD to get rid of the /boot partition and let Gurb take care of itself in both TinyMe and Ubuntu. I'm going to partition my HD as:

/ TinyMe 15G
/swap 1.5G
/ Ubunto 25G
/data 38G

and try to make the /data partition a common mount point for data.

I'll let you know what happens.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 04:32 PM   #5
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OK, that worked! I have a multiboot system with TinyMe and Ubuntu. TinyMe recognizes /mnt/data as a mount point, I still have to figure out how to get Ubuntu to do that. Also, I need to get Ubuntu to display 1080x786 resolution.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 04:45 PM   #6
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Boot into Ubuntu and run the command: mkdir /mnt/data (do as sudo)
Then mount it (again as sudo): mount -t ext3 /dev/sda4 /mnt/data

The above assumes your data partiton is sda4, fourth partition on first drive. If not, change. Use fdisk -l to find correct partition info. You will then need an entry in your Ubuntu /etc/fstab file so you can read that partition from Ubuntu.
 
  


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