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Old 01-21-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
jribas
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Unhappy Multi Boot ?



Hi.
I'm newbie in Linux and my english is not veriy good ( Im from Portugal, land of sun and good beachs..hihihihih).
I installed in first the Big Linux (ext3/Swap) good job.
After to try another Linux I installed Fedora ( other ext3/swap), and ok no problem run well.
But of course now i have a problem .. the sistem begin allways in Fedora.
The Fedora have a option BootLoader and inside this frame i have Fedora and Other.
i select other and nothing, no run.
how can i make a multiboot in the begin as in Windows system ?
Where is the dir or file boot in the FEdora? Can i edit the file and do some changes ?
pu t aline boot from Biglinux inside the boot of Fedora ?
Please be pacience with me ......
regards.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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what boot loader are you using?

post the out of ------fdisk -l

if you use grub bootloader the file is in /boot/grub/menu.lst menu.lst is the file to edit.

if you use grub post the menu.lst & output from fdisk -l


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Old 01-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #3
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what boot loader are you using?

post the out of ------fdisk -l

if you use grub bootloader the file is in /boot/grub/menu.lst menu.lst is the file to edit.

if you use grub post the menu.lst & output from fdisk -l


VINNY
Vinny

From Fedora or Biglinux?
I saw the Biglinux the file is in /boot/grub/menu.lst Grub but the Fedora i dont Know.
I do Ctrl Alt F1 and i don't find nothing (files or dir) with name Boot.
you speak about "post the out of -------Fdisk -l"
Is a command ?
how i give this command?
in localhost?
pacience i'm newbie.
best regards
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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I think they mean just simply open a terminal, type
Code:
su
to become root, then type
Code:
fdisk -l
use lower case in the fdisk command. Upper case Fdisk only works in Windoze.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:37 PM   #5
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Cool

my fdisk -l output as an example is
Code:
john@battleTop:~$ su 
password for root: 

root@battleTop:~# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3a984bf8

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1         192     1536000   27  Unknown
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2   *         192        9736    76660156+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4            9737       19457    78083932+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5           19219       19457     1919736   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6            9737       11559    14643184+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7           11560       19218    61520886   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order
.
Notice that I have only one Linux swap. You only need one. All your Linux systems will recognize that one. Another good idea is to create an extended partition for /home that way I can remove the system, and keep my data when I want a new operating system
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:39 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jribas View Post

Where is the dir or file boot in the FEdora? Can i edit the file and do some changes ?
If you are using the GRUB bootloader then the bootloader file is /boot/grub/menu.lst. You can edit this file and the changes take effect on the next boot. Here is a GRUB manual:

http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html

If you are using the LILO bootloader then the bootloader file is /etc/lilo.conf. You can edit this file. Then you have to run the lilo command before the changes take effect. Here is a LILO manual:

http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/HOWTO/mini/LILO.html

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