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Old 03-25-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
bgryderclock
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trouble dual booting Ubuntu and Fedora Core 4 with GRUB.


I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu on /dev/hda1 and Fedora Core 4 on /dev/hda2. ubuntu works but i cannot successfully boot up fedora.

Please see screenshot of my partitions in qtparted and my grub.list in the next post.

edit: Oh god i misspelled Dual, i belong in hell

Last edited by bgryderclock; 03-25-2006 at 03:07 PM.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 03:03 PM   #2
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this is the grub.list

Quote:
#

title Fedora Core @ hd 0 and 2
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
savedefault
boot

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-50preempt
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-50preempt root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-50preempt
savedefault
boot
###
 
Old 03-25-2006, 03:19 PM   #3
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Code:
title Fedora Core
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 root=/dev/hda2 rhgb
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
hda2 = hd0,1 not hd0,2

Last edited by reddazz; 03-25-2006 at 03:22 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 03:47 AM   #4
salarzae
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I've been trying to do something similar but was not able to succeed. I was using Fedora Core 6 since few months and wanted to use Ubuntu. After installing Ubuntu, I was not able to boot FC6 since then. Now I've no idea what is the problem and where is the problem. I hope someone can help me out on this.

My Grub screen shot is below:




================================================================================

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda9 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda9 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
boot

title Ubuntu, memtest86+
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.


title Fedora Core 6:
root (hd0,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 root=/dev/sda7
initrd /boot/initrd.2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda2
title Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root (hd0,1)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

======================================================================


Maybe this will also help, the fdisk screen shot, where FC6 was on /dev/sda7.


Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 12 96358+ de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 13 2951 23607517+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 2952 11769 70830585 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda4 11770 12161 3148740 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2952 5891 23615518+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 5892 8831 23615518+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 10464 10476 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 10477 11769 10385991 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda9 8855 10202 10827778+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 10203 10463 2096451 82 Linux swap / Solaris


========================================================================

Any help/suggestion in this regard will be appreciated!

Last edited by salarzae; 03-20-2007 at 03:49 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 05:34 AM   #5
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Longing for a Reply

Longing for a Reply! Still same issue!


Quote:
Originally Posted by salarzae
I've been trying to do something similar but was not able to succeed. I was using Fedora Core 6 since few months and wanted to use Ubuntu. After installing Ubuntu, I was not able to boot FC6 since then. Now I've no idea what is the problem and where is the problem. I hope someone can help me out on this.

My Grub screen shot is below:




================================================================================

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda9 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda9 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
boot

title Ubuntu, memtest86+
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.


title Fedora Core 6:
root (hd0,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 root=/dev/sda7
initrd /boot/initrd.2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda2
title Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root (hd0,1)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

======================================================================


Maybe this will also help, the fdisk screen shot, where FC6 was on /dev/sda7.


Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 12 96358+ de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 13 2951 23607517+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 2952 11769 70830585 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda4 11770 12161 3148740 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2952 5891 23615518+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 5892 8831 23615518+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 10464 10476 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 10477 11769 10385991 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda9 8855 10202 10827778+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 10203 10463 2096451 82 Linux swap / Solaris


========================================================================

Any help/suggestion in this regard will be appreciated!
 
Old 04-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #6
salarzae
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I came to know that FC likes to install separate /boot partitions and graft them into the root file system. I did so by removing the /boot/ specifier form kernal commands and it did the trick.

The new grub loox like this and now both OS (ubuntu & FC) are booting as I wanted it to be!

--------------------------------------------

title Linux Fedora Core 6

root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img


--------------------------------------------

The /boot was removed and /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 was added to the menu.lst.


CASE SOLVED! I hope it might also help others who has similar situation.
 
  


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