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Old 11-21-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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GRUB and Multiple operating systems

I currently have Debian and XP pro on my machine, and I use GRUB as my bootloader. I would like to try more distributions to compare, but I'm not sure what effect that might have on GRUB. I don't want to keep Debian, I would rather just format that partition and install another distro. will GRUB automaticallyrecognize the new distro or will it have to be configured?
Old 11-21-2005, 03:55 PM   #2
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When you install other distros, they are usually self-aware of other operating systems and re-install grub with updated settings. If you wiped Debian and installed Mandriva, for example, it should only recognise Mandriva (plus Windows if you have that installed), and so grub would only show Mandriva (+ Windows). Each time a distro is installed, the default behaviour of most is to auto-detect and re-install grub. This allows multiple distros to be installed without (usually...) having to manually edit your grub config file.
Old 11-21-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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Well, that sounds easy enough; thanks for the help!


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