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Old 06-18-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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Fedora ate my Dapper- GRUB Issues


Hi All,

I have a computer with 3 hard drives. HDA is WinXP, HDE is Dpper and HDG is FC3. This morning I just had XP and Dapper installed; dual booting with GRUB, no problems. A few hours ago I installed FC3 on HDG. When the grub setup option came, it only recognized FC3 and XP. I entered Dapper manually as HDE1 during the FC3 graphic install. After installation and reboot, the FC3 grub only saw itself and XP. How can I get into GRUB to get it to see Ubuntu?

ps- I've tried manually entering ubuntu as hde1 and hde3, grub fails to load either.

Thanks,

ab
 
Old 06-18-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Easiest way is to just copy the applicable bits from the Dapper menu.lst (on HDE).
Paste it into FC - adjusting disk/partition references as necessary.

Linux installers (like Anaconda) really should recognise other Linux installs already on disk.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 09:33 PM   #3
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try using a diffent distro to set up the boot loader like suse it looks great to!
 
Old 06-20-2006, 10:32 PM   #4
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Well, I ended up just reinstallng dapper on hde1 (it was a new inbstall anyway). Now I have an open hard drive, hdg. I'm thinking about using it as storage. I'm new to this but am wondering if I can just format the drive as ext3 from my dapper drive and just mount it and transfer backup files. Never done this though and am looking for a good HOWTO if it can be done. Can anyone nudge me in the right direction?

Thanks,

ab

ps- always wanted to give suse a try. Maybe I'll do that ;-)
 
  


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