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shva 04-19-2009 04:55 PM

problems with installing multiple systems in my desktop
 
Originally I have Windows and Fedora in my desktop. Now I would like to try LinuxMint so I just install it in another empty partition. But as I successfully install LinuxMint I find I can't find the Fedora in the boot list when I restart my computer, but Windows is still there. Can anyone help me how to boot from my old Fedora? Thank you very much.

yancek 04-19-2009 05:01 PM

Did you install Grub to the master boot record when you installed Linux Mint? That's the default so if you didn't change this on the Advanced tab during the bootloader installation you are booting with Mint Grub and need to put an entry for Fedora in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file of Mint.

If you're not sure how to do this, run the command 'sudo fdisk -l', without quotes, lower case Letter L not a one, post output here.

shva 04-19-2009 05:09 PM

I install everything by default, as I don't know how to handle grub...

I insert another LiveCD and get the info of my previous Fedora grub file like this: (but I still don't know how to save my computer....)


# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,6)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,6)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686.img
title Fedora (2.6.27.19-170.2.35.fc10.i686)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27.19-170.2.35.fc10.i686 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.27.19-170.2.35.fc10.i686.img
title Fedora (2.6.27.15-170.2.24.fc10.i686)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27.15-170.2.24.fc10.i686 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.27.15-170.2.24.fc10.i686.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

linus72 04-19-2009 05:22 PM

What's the output of fdisk -l or sudo fdisk -l?

shva 04-19-2009 05:47 PM

It is :

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa42d04a3

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 8 64228+ de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 9 15885 127532002+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 15886 38913 184972410 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 15886 28679 102767773+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 28680 28704 200781 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 28705 37626 71665933+ 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda8 37627 38913 10337796 83 Linux


I add my fedora boot info to /boot/grub/menu.lst in LinuxMint too, but when I restart the computer and choose Fedora it says "fail to mount" the fedora's partition....

shva 04-19-2009 06:17 PM

I just find solution here:

http://linuxwave.blogspot.com/2007/1...tu-livecd.html

Thank you everybody.


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