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Hi all. This is my first post in this forum, I hope I can have some help from you and maybe give you too in all your other threads [if ...
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- 05-08-2008 #1
[SOLVED] Let GRUB manage Ubuntu, openSUSE and Fedora
This is my first post in this forum, I hope I can have some help from you and maybe give you too in all your other threads [if I can give it...].
I am trying to create a multi-boot within my home desktop.
I have just installed my Ubuntu 8.04 which is perfectly working, and this is STILL my one and only OS.
I have 3 IDE hard disks:
sda - 80GB [which should contain all the OS]
sdb - 120GB: data, ext3 FS
sdc - 320GB: data, NTFS FS
The hard disk I want to split into 3 partitions is sda, the 80GB one.
This is the output of sudo fdisk -l within Ubuntu:
Disco /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 byte 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cilindri of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000f0920 Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 3918 31463302 83 Linux /dev/sda2 9353 9729 3028252+ 5 Extended /dev/sda3 3919 6634 21816270 83 Linux /dev/sda4 6635 9352 21832335 83 Linux /dev/sda5 9353 9729 3028221 82 Linux swap / Solaris Le voci nella tabella delle partizioni non sono nello stesso ordine del disco Disco /dev/sdb: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 byte 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders Units = cilindri of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xad0dad0d Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 14946 120053713+ 83 Linux Disco /dev/sdc: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 byte 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders Units = cilindri of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xe25ce25c Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 * 1 38912 312560608+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
I am quite sure that my menu.lst was configured fine, but I'd like to have your opinion and your how-to's.
Now I have erased every trace of Fedora and openSUSE, leaving just Ubuntu as my first OS, with a 100% working GRUB.
I'd like to know how to proceed... If I have to install GRUB on sda as Fedora is asking me while installing it, and how to edit the GRUB from openSUSE installation.
I confide in your reply, and I am here for any question you would make.
- 05-08-2008 #2
Hi and Welcome !
Best way is, keep using Ubuntu's GRUB and install GRUB of Fedora and SuSe in boot sector of their / ( root ) partitions.
Let say, you are planning to install Fedora in /dev/sda3 and SuSe in /dev/sda4. During installation of Fedora, type /dev/sda3 in Boot Loader location box. Installer will install GRUB in boot sector. Do the same during SuSe installation. Type /dev/sda4.
Add this code in Ubuntu's menu.lst file to add entries of Fedora and SuSe in its GRUB Menu :
title Fedora rootnoverify (hd0,2) chainloader +1 title OpenSuSe rootnoverify (hd0,3) chainloader +1
- 05-08-2008 #3
I thank you very much.
I begin the installations and will let you know.
I hope your explanation [clear as the sun] will work... stay tuned!
- 05-08-2008 #4
You are Welcome !
Waiting for your response. Good Luck !
- 05-09-2008 #5
Everything just worked fine!
Thanks a lot man...
I only changed something: I didn't let Ubuntu GRUB manage my accesses, because I don't like it's crappy skin, and I can't get in to install gfxboot into Hardy [I did it with Gutsy... I don't know why I cannot in Hardy].
So: I installed GRUB of Fedora into /dev/sda3 [ad you adviced], then I let openSUSE's GRUB manage my access.
Everything's like I wanted, now...
I hope I will give my help into this forum... I owe you a favor
- 05-10-2008 #6
Glad to help you deviantdark !