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Old 09-28-2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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GRUB and multiple distros

How can I boot multiple distros using GRUB?

I have a 60 GB partition on which I've installed Redhat 9...everything seems to be working smoothly on this front.

Then I created a 20 GB partition and installed Slackware kind of works (haven't gotten X working yet but that problem will be saved for later).

My question is how I configure GRUB to booth into either distro. Once I figure this out I will add a couple others to try them out as well. I am still new so a detailed explanation would be helpful. ; )

Thanks in advance cause I know you people are always great help!

Old 09-29-2003, 09:24 AM   #2
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Edit your grub.conf file and create a new entry pointing to the root of your second distro and the kernel it uses. You will see quite quickly once you look at the file.
Old 09-29-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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Okay I'm going to display my ignorance here. First thing I did was search online and found out about I looked at it. I deleted my entries for the outdated Red Hat kernels, which cleaned things up a bit so I didn't have so many options for older kernels, but I have no clue still what to put in there to get it to boot into Slackware. So I know I'm on the right track...I am just clueless as to what I need to add in there.

As of right now I still have to use the boot disk to get into slackware. I realize that I am slightly out of my league but I am determined to try to learn everything I can about Linux before I graduate I really appreciate the help. Funny that the best education is not the one I'm paying 20 grand a year for. = )
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