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Old 06-04-2004, 09:04 PM   #1
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FC2 on a new hard-drive : dual-boot : how can I ?


Having read about the dual-boot problem with FC2 everywhere, I'd like to try
this but not sure how far its feasible.

Right now I've Windows 2000/Red Hat 9.x in a dual-boot mode and they
both are working fine( and I'd like to retain both of them ).

I'm thinking of adding another (slave) hard-disk and try out FC2.

My question is, while the master drive is working fine with grub ( from RH 9.x ),
can I install just the OS on the slave and if so, how can I tie that in
with the existing grub( from master drive ) ?

Would there still be a possibility of FC2, screwing up the boot-sector ?

I do know that the problem seem to be primarily with XP, but not sure whether
it'd screw up Windows 2000.

All suggestions are deeply appreciated.

"serenity now, insanity later"
Old 06-05-2004, 02:11 AM   #2
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When you install fedora you will have to specifically tell it to install no boot loader. To add Fedora to the existing GRUB you need to make an entry in the file /etc/grub.conf
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If I just install the OS( and not install boot-loader ), is still there a
possibility of FC2 to modify the partition-table ?

I hope/wish not.

Old 06-05-2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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You will have to manually configure the partitions rather than using the "Auto" option. As long as you don't put any of the paritions Fedora is using on the first disk, it *should* be left untouched. I would wait until you have Fedora installed before making the RH and/or XP partitions visible to Fedora. It's simply a matter of editing /etc/fstab.


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