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Old 04-08-2006, 04:48 AM   #1
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Triple booting with grub


Hey there

Ive been reading alot about LFS and I am soon going to install it myself. The problem is, i already have 2 systems running fine with grub already installed in my mbr. My XP and ubuntu systems are sharing my first hdd (a 80 gb; 50/30 XP/Ubuntu), and another 80 gb disk as slave. As a 3 disk i have a 120 gb drive, on which i plan to install LFS.

My questions come now:

When i get to the point of installing the grub package grub, how do i do it so that i use the Grub already installed? Can i just ignore the grub package under the LFS installation and like, when i reboot, boot into ubuntu and from there add my new LFS into the Grub configuration file so that "LFS" will be a boot option next time i reboot?

I have read that i am able to install grub on the local hdd (120gb) but how is that going to help me, when i wont be able to acces THAT grub (the one in the mbr will as far as i now always boot first)?

Thanks in advance for the help

LaMa
 
Old 04-08-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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Hi,

You should use the grub that is already installed (by ubuntu if I understand correctly). Add the LFS sections to the grub menu and you should be able to boot XP/Ubuntu/LFS.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thanks alot, as i thought.

But the next question would be, when installing LFS, should i just install the grub package? Or doesnt that matter any way?

Thanks

LaMa
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:10 PM   #4
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Hi again,

You don't need to install grub when istalling LFS.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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