Re: Dual Boot
- From: Ed Lindquist <edw098@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 15:49:49 -0500
General Schvantzkoph wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 21:09:26 -0500, Ed Lindquist wrote:
>> I am new to the world of Linux. I have loaded SuSe on a computer. It
>> well. I accepted the default partitioning suggestions. Now I want to
>> explore Fedora 4. I only have one system available to me. I would like
>> try a dual boot system leaving SuSe and adding Fedora 4. The books I
>> found talk about GRUB but not in detail. What is the process I need to
>> follow in order to make this work the way I would like? If I start the
>> Fedora instalation will it lead me through GRUB? Please advise.
> You need a separate partition for Fedora, if you don't have one you'll
> have to create one by either resizing an existing partition and then
> creating a new one or by deleting the existing partition and then
> creating a new one for FC and one for whatever you had in the old
> partition. You can use the same /home and swap for FC, the only partition
> that needs to be unique is /. Also you can mount the SUSE / partition
> under FC4 so that you can use it to copy any configuration files that
> you've modified, I'd call the mount point /suse if I were you.
> If you have a spare partition then creating a
> dual boot is easy. When you install FC make sure that you select the
> advanced options when installing the boot loader and then have it install
> it's boot loader to the root partition instead of to the MBR (SUSE is
> already using the MBR). After you've done your install then you need to
> edit /etc/grub.conf on the primary OS, which in your case is SUSE. You
> need to add a chanin load to the FC4 boot loader which will look like
> title FC4
> rootnoverify (hd0,7)
> chainloader +1
> In the above example the root of FC4 is on /dev/sda8. GRUB calls /dev/hda
> or /dev/sda (depending on if it's a parallel ATA or Serial ATA disk), hd0.
> It calls partition 1, 0 so you'll have to subtract 1 from the partition
> number of the FC4 / partition.
At this point how could I repartition the drive? It is 120GB and SuSe is
only using 4 GB (if that). The computer only has room for one drive
otherwise I would use a separate drive. It is a pain to swap drives in
this case. I have gotten used to SuSe and like it. How do I "run GRUB"?
It must be on this system because I say it updated recently. In
linux:/etc # more grub.conf
setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0,1) (hd0,1)
setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0) (hd0,1)
what would it look like with the changes suggested?
Thank you for the advice.
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