Re: Reqst: How get Fedora to boot
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 14:36:15 GMT
On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 19:58:48 +1100, Daeron wrote:
> Have installed Fedora on a Second Hard Drive;
> BUT it did NOT write to the MBR of the second hard drive;
> and it's anaconda installation routine refuses to update or write a new
> Can someone please tell me which Linux utility Fedora is meant to write to
> its MBR with, and how to use it.
> I looked at the "grub" thing & used "grub-install" - - I was hoping it
> would install a bootloader type thing but instead has installed "grub" as
> some kind of limited command line that is only usable if you know what
> names Linux calles things by.
> I just want one of these Linux drives to be able to boot;
> can any Linux user please help.
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but how would a system boot from
the MBR of a second drive? The system is always going to start at
the MBR of the first drive (unless your BIOS has an option to do
otherwise). The bootloader on the first drive should then point
to the root partition of the OS in question on the second drive.
Grub displays a menu of OS choices on my system, where I have
three OSes on three different drives, and I just have to move
the cursor up or down and hit Enter for the one I want to boot.
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