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Old 01-07-2005, 05:41 PM   #1
lemuel
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how do i dual boot 2 distros?


hello all

I was able to install 2 distros in my hard disk -
I installed Suse first on hda3,
then Fedora on hda1.
I dont have a /boot partition.

the problem is grub only sees Fedora. How do I setup grub so i can have a choice to boot Suse?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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You'll have to edit it by hand here's mine to give you an idea

default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,2)/boot/grub/colors.xpm.gz
title=Slackare 10.0
root (hd0,2)
kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.26SM root=/dev/hda3 ro hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi vga=791 splash=silent
initrd=/boot/initrd-1024x768

title=Gentoo
root (hd0,4)
kernel=/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 ro vga=791

title=Windowsxp
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 01-07-2005, 05:57 PM   #3
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thanks for your reply

how do you know what numbers to put on your root (*,*)

like in your gentoo, how did you what does the "4" stand for in root (0,4).
 
Old 01-07-2005, 06:26 PM   #4
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thats the way grub does it

root (hd0,4) means /dev/hda5 so it one number less then the partition where you have your distro installed. read the grub docs in /usr/docs/grub or /usr/share/docs/grub

hd0 is /dev/hda so if your distro is installed on hda on the first partition it would be root (hd0,0)
grub just starts counting at zero instead of 1

Last edited by Boow; 01-07-2005 at 06:32 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 06:29 PM   #5
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ok thanks for the info
 
  


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