- From: Karl Larsen <k5di@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 15:05:53 -0700
Carroll Grigsby wrote:
On Sunday 27 January 2008 2:40:40 pm Karl Larsen wrote:Thanks a lot! Yes I tried moving the mess that Ubuntu has for a grub.conf but it didn't work. It comes up to about half way and just quits. I think chainload is the answer.
Martin Marques wrote:
Karl Larsen escribió:I don't belong to any.
I have tried to load this software as another to keep an eye on,You should ask in an Ubuntu list.
but when I do load it it takes over Grub! I didn't see any way to
stop it from doing this. Has anyone else had success? If so let me
know what to do.
Most of the *buntus do not make it easy to dual-boot with another Linux distrobution. First, as you've discovered, they will take over the MBR. There is fix for that -- use the "alternate" .iso (non-live). Then, during the install process you'll see an button labeled "Advanced" which will allow you to put Grub in *buntu's root partition. You'll then have to modify Fedora's grub.conf, adding a chainloader directive to the *buntu root partition and leaving Fedora in control the booting process. Alternatively, you could edit Fedora's grub.conf to include all of *buntu's kernel and initrd stuff.
Beware of another *buntu gotcha: If you have setup a separate /boot partition, don't tell *buntu about it because it will insist on formatting it, thereby erasing all of the good Fedora stuff. The workaround is to let *buntu have its own /boot partition under its / partition.
By the way: The *buntu guys have a ton of online information beyond mail lists -- wikis, forums and other stuff. Betcha this has all been covered there many times.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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