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Old 05-03-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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Adding/Removing Ubuntu6 to FC5


Ok so i didn't get any response here
Maybe u guys are busy, no problemo (although i wont lie i felt a bit sad)

Ok now on my 2nd 80gb SATA, ive installed FC5. The partitioning details are as follows
/dev/sdb1            ext3       /                   Primary         10.00GB
/dev/sdb2            none        W95 Ext'd          Extended        66.33GB
/dev/sdb5            none        swap               Logical         256MB
/dev/sdb6            ext3       /home               Logical         10.00GB
/dev/sdb7            ext3       /usr                Logical         10.00GB
Unpartitioned Space   --         --                   --            46.08GB
Now i want to add Ubuntu6_beta2 to this drive. My plans are as follows
/dev/sdb8            ext3       /               Logical        10.00GB
/dev/sdb9            none        swap           Logical        256MB
/dev/sdb10           ext3       /home           Logical        10.00GB
/dev/sdb11           ext3       /usr            Logical        10.00GB

The remaining size i want to leave unallocated for some other linux.
These partitions are planned in the hope that ubuntu will allow them. Strangely enough, in beta_1 it never allowed me to add /home and /usr. Whenever i tried to do it, it automatically considered both as fat32 and would fail.

Now generally ubuntu will write grub to MBR and list the other OS's.This ubuntu is temporarily now as the final release will be made in June and thats my target.


1) How do i remove ubuntu later without affecting my system?

2) Now since i'll create the above directly in ubuntu (using gparted), will it conflict with FC5 or will FC5 initialize these partitions when it boots (i don't ever want to see the 'kernel panic' screen)?

3) Say i remove ubuntu by formatting its partitions either in Windows or FC5, what about grub? If i do a 'fdisk /mbr' in windows, then it'll directly boot without FC5. How do i retain FC5?

IF i had it my way i would have never touched Windows, but my bro needs it for his mechanical work(Catia,Pro-E etc).But im sure i'll never ditch Fedora for anything .

Can somebody suggest on this?? Or probably point me to some links.

Old 05-04-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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1. Just remove its partitions.

2. As long you as don't change any Fedora partitions, no.
Ubuntu should also be able to detect your free(unpartitioned) space.

3. Before doing any of the above, make sure you have a copy of "/boot/grub/menu.lst"
Next you can simply reinstall grub and replace /boot/grub/menu.lst with the one that worked for you before...

PS: you don't really need two swap partitions.

Last edited by jens; 05-04-2006 at 01:15 AM.


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