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scorpioofthewoods 07-26-2006 05:34 AM

Can't Boot into FC5
I installed Ubuntu 6.06 last night along side FC5 which I have been using for awhile. The problem is that I cannot boot into FC5 now as it only shows Ubuntu to select to boot into. How can I add FC to the selection?

Thank you.

binary_y2k2 07-26-2006 06:19 AM

it should be auto detected.
what is the setup you have?
where are the distros installd?

scorpioofthewoods 07-26-2006 06:34 AM

The distros are installed on one 40g harddrive. FC is on partition hda3 (18.5g) and Ubuntu is on hda1 (18.5g). I had Windows on hda1, but deleted it and installed Ubuntu on it.

binary_y2k2 07-26-2006 06:57 AM

if FC5 uses grub?? then you should just be able to copy the menu item from /boot/grub/menu.lst on hda3 and put it in the menu.lst on hda1 just change "root (hd0,0)" to "root (hd0,2)"
If FC5 doesn't use grub then it's still easy to setup
you edit /boot/grub/menu.lst on hda1 and add something like

title Fedora Core 5 (on hda3)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.xx.. root=/dev/hda3 [kernal options]
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6... (if using an initrd image)
savedefault (to have grub have the OS selected on next reboot)

scorpioofthewoods 07-26-2006 07:24 AM

Yes FC5 uses Grub. Thank you very much! I will try this when I get home.

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