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Old 10-22-2004, 11:51 PM   #1
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triple boot suse9.1 fedora 2 win2k problem


AAAAAAAAAAGH! i had win 2k on my pc then i put fedora core 2 on. no problem. then, after a while, i tried to put Suse personal 9.1 on. the first time, i could not boot fedora. then, i reinstalled but kept the suse bootloader off, thinking i could then configure the fedora GRUB to recognize suse. instead, i got a grub> command prompt. AAGH! so i reinstalled and let it use it's own bootloader. AAGH! no fc2. damn! please give me your

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Old 10-22-2004, 11:55 PM   #2
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install and configure GRUB through suse...and add fedora to the suse GRUB...for whatever reason, thats the only way i got my multi-boots to work, was when i finally configured GRUB through suse and added the other distros afterwards.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 06:10 PM   #4
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i've looked into yast to see the bootloader config module, but it's horribly complex and the options terrify me....
however, there are new developments in the saga

I tried using a famous bootloader called OSL2000 (www.osloader.com) that claims to support linux and windows. The sparkling reviews attracted me, so i installed it in my windows setup.

more developments....

no matter which hard drive i tell it to boot to, it either goes to a blank screen with a cursor, or to windows 2k

should i use a rescue disk, or does knoppix have a guardian angel inside 4 me?
 
Old 10-25-2004, 04:26 AM   #5
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Try to boot SuSE from the Boot disk and, yes, maybe the rescue function will set up the bootloader correctly. Otherwise use the 'boot from harddisk' option and re-install grub using yast.

I would recommend to start with a working SuSE grub.

As far as I understood, you could get this working with SuSE and Windows, but not recognizing Fedora?

The best would be to post your /boot/grub/menu.lst and the output of fdisk -l (or a description of your partition table with information what is on which partition). Then we might figure out how the entry in menu.lst should look like.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:03 PM   #6
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Originally posted by rusty_slacker
i've looked into yast to see the bootloader config module, but it's horribly complex and the options terrify me....
however, there are new developments in the saga

I tried using a famous bootloader called OSL2000 (www.osloader.com) that claims to support linux and windows. The sparkling reviews attracted me, so i installed it in my windows setup.

more developments....

no matter which hard drive i tell it to boot to, it either goes to a blank screen with a cursor, or to windows 2k

should i use a rescue disk, or does knoppix have a guardian angel inside 4 me?
Looks like an overly glorified POS just to create a boot image and (possibly) editing your boot.ini file.

Try something simpler, nicer and free... bootpart is my recommendation.

No fancy GUIs and requires some reading to get it to work... but nothing my 12 year old cousin can't handle
 
Old 11-02-2004, 02:30 PM   #7
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well, i just wiped my hard drive for slackware. i set up 18 gig for root, 150 mb for /boot, and 1 gig for swap. this thread is done
 
  


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