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Old 08-18-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Install fedora and lost suse and debian


Hello
I have Debian and Suse installed on my computer.
Debian in sda6
Suse in sda5
and Fedora in sda8
When I had only debian and Suse installed, everything was OK. I could add menu.lst o debian to menu.lst in suse, or suse menu.lst to debian. Also I have unifique ubuntu, debian and Mepis menu.lst, but now...
After instaling Fedora, I added suse and debian to my fedora menu.lst, i saved changes, and when I restart my PC, I have only Fedora to choose...
What could be wrong with Fedora??
 
Old 08-18-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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i think in fedora there is grub.conf instead of menu.lst(please confirm)??try adding those lines to grub.conf
 
Old 08-18-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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Before Fedora is loading hit a key and see if you have the other distro
you add in the menu.lst
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:33 PM   #4
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I restored my grub debian menu with SGD, but now I have debian, suse, but I have not Fedora.
Can I add fedora to my menu.lst?
Fedora is installed in sda8
Any advice?
Which lines I have to add?
 
Old 08-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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fedora's anaconda installer is not good at seeing other linux installs
and seeing as you reinstalled grub from debain just add fedora to grub.conf ( menu.lis )
in fedora menu.lis is a link to grub.conf
 
Old 08-19-2009, 01:27 AM   #6
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Ok, but how can I do that? What I have to put to debian menu.lst?
 
Old 08-19-2009, 03:46 AM   #7
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like you would for any OS in the grub.conf ( menu.lis )
Code:
title Fedora_11
	rootnoverify (hd0,8)
	chainloader +1
 
Old 08-19-2009, 04:13 AM   #8
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Fedora is installed on sda8 is that not (hd0,7) ?
 
Old 08-19-2009, 09:34 AM   #9
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Hello
I tried
Code:
title Fedora_11
	rootnoverify (hd0,8)
	chainloader +1
and

Code:
title Fedora_11
	rootnoverify (hd0,7)
	chainloader +1
but no results.
I cannot boot
other advice?
 
Old 08-19-2009, 09:47 AM   #10
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Hello
I tried
Code:
title Fedora_11
	rootnoverify (hd0,8)
	chainloader +1
and

Code:
title Fedora_11
	rootnoverify (hd0,7)
	chainloader +1
but no results.
I cannot boot
other advice?
You're boot partition of Fedora 11 is it ext3 or ext4 .
GRUB can not read from ext4.
If it is ext3 and you still have a menu.lst

Try
title Fedora 11
root (hd0,7)
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 08-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #11
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Hello
Thank you for helping
When I installed Fedora, Fedora asked me insall it on ext4
I didnot want, but....
Si, I have Fedora installed on ext4
No way to boot Fedora then?
 
Old 08-19-2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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Hello
Thank you for helping
When I installed Fedora, Fedora asked me insall it on ext4
I didnot want, but....
Si, I have Fedora installed on ext4
No way to boot Fedora then?
Well you can do two thinks reinstalled Fedora /boot = ext3 rest ext4
Second us LILO and not GRUB as boot loader it seems that LILO can read from ext4.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 12:43 PM   #13
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Thank you ronlau9.
I made that and everything was OK
Just a question

I have debian on sda5 that is ext3
I have installed fedora boot on sda6, that is ext3
I have installed fedora gnu/linux on sda7

Then I added fedora to sda5/boot/grub/menu.lst

I added it:
Code:
title Fedora
chainloader (hd0,5)
hd(0,5) means sda6 where I have something on the first 512 bytes, because I read about, that when I put chainloader, PC reads the first 512 sectors of the partition. In this case is sda6
And then it boots Fedora on sda7

Do you understand
Then I have
On sda5 - my grub menu
On sda7 - my Fedora files
On sda6 - ???? What I have there???
 
Old 08-21-2009, 11:13 AM   #14
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Thank you ronlau9.
I made that and everything was OK
Just a question

I have debian on sda5 that is ext3
I have installed fedora boot on sda6, that is ext3
I have installed fedora gnu/linux on sda7

Then I added fedora to sda5/boot/grub/menu.lst

I added it:
Code:
title Fedora
chainloader (hd0,5)
hd(0,5) means sda6 where I have something on the first 512 bytes, because I read about, that when I put chainloader, PC reads the first 512 sectors of the partition. In this case is sda6
And then it boots Fedora on sda7

Do you understand
Then I have
On sda5 - my grub menu
On sda7 - my Fedora files
On sda6 - ???? What I have there???
What do you mean by 512 bytes the MBR ?
 
  


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