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Old 04-06-2008, 07:20 AM   #1
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Installing gentoo along with fedora and vista. Will grub be overwritten?


Hi, i'm a newbie installing gentoo (for curiosity's sake) along with fc8 and vista. How do I maintain the current OSs on my system along with gentoo? What kind of config do I have to do on grub? Can I possibly ask the install to modify the grub which already is installed? Thanks for your help.
 
Old 04-06-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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First I will say that Gentoo isn't such a good choice for a newbie,but if you want to install it,it would be good to know what version are you trying to install and what iso image.There were many issues reported about Gentoo 2007 live dvd during installation process,and I wouldn't reccomend to start with it.Grub isn't hard to configure when you're all set.
 
Old 04-06-2008, 07:43 AM   #3
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This is gentoo 2007.0
 
Old 04-06-2008, 08:18 AM   #4
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Is it a cd or dvd?
 
Old 04-06-2008, 08:38 AM   #5
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Its the cd. Minimum installation
 
Old 04-06-2008, 08:59 AM   #6
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If you're using the minimum installation CD you'll be fine. And you'll be installing Gentoo the Gentoo way (meaning you do everything from the commandline, no automatic installer). Basically, follow the installation instructions on the website, and when it comes to installing your bootloader, you can just skip it. Copy the kernel/initrd etc to your existing /boot partition and then edit grub.conf to add gentoo. You should be good to go. You'll only kill your bootloader if you specifically choose to install a new grub yourself. There's nothing automatic about it.

The only thing you should be careful of is partitioning. That's about the only danger you'll face.

Good luck.

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Old 04-06-2008, 09:00 AM   #7
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Then you're ok,I guess,because people have reported that that one is working(I just have dvd).As for configuring grub,you can install Gentoo's boot loader on to the root partition and keep the present MBR and then add Gentoo to the other Linux grub-menu.lst,or you can install grub on the MBR and if Gentoo doesn't detect other OS-s do the same thing with his menu.lst.
 
  


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