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Old 11-29-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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tri boot fedora core 6 ubuntu CE Windows XP

I have a Acer laptop with 512 memory, 1.8 GHz, and a 80 gb hard drive i installed Win xp first then ubuntu the fedora core but I can't load to ubuntu from the boot loader I can only go to fedora or windows. i would appreciate any assistance or recommendations. thanks
Old 11-29-2006, 09:32 PM   #2
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You may just need to add ubuntu to the grub config. might help.
Old 11-29-2006, 09:59 PM   #3
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It seems that Fedora failed to correctly write Ubuntu into the grub.conf file (I'm suprised to learn that).

It's an easy fix.

Boot into Fedora, then mount the partition that holds Ubuntu. Go to Ubuntu's /boot/grub directory, and open menu.lst (probably have to be root to access that file) and copy the Ubuntu entry (just the 2 or 3 lines for Ubuntu; not the whole file).

Close that file and unmount the partition. Go to Fedora'a /boot/grub directory and paste that info into grub.conf (or menu.lst if Fedora uses that; they're the same file with different names).

That should fix the problem. Test it by rebooting and selecting Ubuntu.


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