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Old 01-03-2004, 10:17 AM   #1
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Fedora and Suse


I've just started messing around with Linux and I've run into my first 'real' problem:

I have SuSE Linux 9.0, Fedora 1.0 and Windows XP. I configured GRUB manually after installing SuSE 9.0 to boot or Linux or Windows. Now I want to add Fedora 1.0. I made a partition mounted as /fedora, but when I try to install fedora it formats it as /. Grub get's all messed up and can't boot Fedora nor Suse. If I let anaconda configure GRUB, it can boot Windows and Fedora but not SuSE. How do I solve this??

 
Old 01-03-2004, 10:55 AM   #2
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The mount point you made in Suse is irrelevent, as long as Fedora recognises the partition as root its not a problem.
When you install Suse did you install grub into the MBR or the partition bootsector?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 11:36 AM   #3
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well, it said "Leave code in MBR untouched" And how can you make sure fedora recognises it as root without having to format it and disable my linux? And how do I configure GRUB accordingly?

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Old 01-03-2004, 12:07 PM   #4
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When you install fedora it formats it and mounts it as root /, so basically the partition is root in Fedora, while in Suse you can mount it anywhere you wish(like /fedora). What I'm trying to say is its installed correctly.
can you do a fdisk -l and point out which ones are your suse and which ones are your fedora partitions?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 12:20 PM   #5
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OK, here's my partition layout:

HDA:

C:\, NTFS, 3,91GB, Windows XP installed
D:\, NTFS, 7,91GB
E:\, unformatted, 7,91GB
F:\, FAT32, 7,91GB
G:\, FAT32, 7,91GB
H:\, FAT32, 2,0GB

HDB:
Swap 133MB
SuSE 19,1GB
Fedora 18,1GB

But why does GRUB get all upset that SuSE is corrupt after I install fedora?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 12:48 PM   #6
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It shouldn't, unless Fedora installation messed with the suse partition, which is unlikely as long as you partitioned it properly.
try mounting the suse partition, check its boot/grub/menu.lst, then copy the kernel entries (titile, kernel and initrd) to your fedora's /boot/grub/grub.conf(or menu.lst if there isnt one)
if the bios is set to boot from hda then prepend (hd1,1) to the kernel and initrd path for Suse entries, eg:
Code:
kernel (hd1,1)/boot/vmlinuz-version parameters
initrd (hd1,1)/boot/initrd-version
If its set to boot from hdb then add (hd0,1) instead.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 01:05 PM   #7
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Uhm.... how do I mount a partition?
 
  


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