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dalfish 11-30-2009 11:49 AM

How to dual boot linux mint and fedora12
 
I have been using redhat for a long time then fedora. now switched over to ubuntu and then to linux mint. I want to install fedora12 to keep track the developments in fedora.
I have installed Linux mint in my laptop along with vista. I want to install Fedora12. How to dual boot fedora 12 and linuxmint.






Regards


Dalfish

David1357 11-30-2009 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dalfish (Post 3774598)
How to dual boot fedora 12 and linuxmint.

When you install Fedora 12, do not install GRUB. Then edit the "/boot/grub/menu.lst" file in your Mint installation to add an entry for Fedora 12.

The new stanza should look something like this
Code:

title          Fedora 12
root            (hd0,1)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27 root=/dev/sda2 ro
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27
boot

You will have to change the "(hd0,1)" and "root=/dev/sda2" to conform to the partition where you have installed Fedora 12.

kmacphail 11-30-2009 04:18 PM

If you are like me and are constantly changing and trying out new distros then a grub file may be handy. If this is the case then install the grub file and let the computer boot up. It may only show Linux Mint on the initial boot up and have no sign of Fedora, that's OK. Allow the pc to boot up to the distro.

Then enter in the command line:

Quote:

sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
(for this example I am using Mint on hd0,0 and Fedora on hd0,1)

If Linux Mint has booted, when the file opens add this at the end:
Quote:

title Fedora
root (hd0,1)
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
If Fedora has booted then add this to the end:
Quote:

title Linux Mint
root (hd0,0)
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
If you are going to stick with these two distros then choose David1357's way. However if you will be changing these regularly then keeping both grubs has advantages.

dalfish 12-02-2009 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kmacphail (Post 3774880)
If you are like me and are constantly changing and trying out new distros then a grub file may be handy. If this is the case then install the grub file and let the computer boot up. It may only show Linux Mint on the initial boot up and have no sign of Fedora, that's OK. Allow the pc to boot up to the distro.

Then enter in the command line:



(for this example I am using Mint on hd0,0 and Fedora on hd0,1)

If Linux Mint has booted, when the file opens add this at the end:


If Fedora has booted then add this to the end:


If you are going to stick with these two distros then choose David1357's way. However if you will be changing these regularly then keeping both grubs has advantages.



Thanks a lot It worked. I am using both fedora and linux mint. linuxquestions.org is the site i was looking for. It includes all the linux distros.

regards


Dalfish


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