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    Want to install Oracle Linux with my Current Multi-boot System


    Originally, I first installed Windows 7 Ult.
    Then I installed Lint Mint.
    All is well and I have loads of space (2) SSD 0.5TB drives and (2) 2TB non-SSD drives.
    • SSD 1 contains Linux Mint
    • SSD 2 is half used by the Windows installation.
    • HD 1 has save areas for both Windows and Linux
    • HD 2 is empty.

    Now, I want to install Oracle Linux on SSD 2.

    I have tried before but computer would only boot Oracle Linux. I removed that space where Oracle Linux was installed and eventually got my system to boot again with grub 2 like before.

    How do I install Oracle Linux and get grub 2 to see it?
    I guess there might be a way to have Oracle Linux bootloader (grub) to see the current Windows and Lint installations so I could boot them from there.

    Whichever makes the most sense is what I want.
    Any ideas ? I will need some good steps.

    I know a bit about Linux but this stuff could lead to something unbootable so I do have concerns.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Have Oracle Linux install the boot sector stuff on hd2 and update your normal boot to include a chain load to hd2. This will give you two menus at boot. In order to combine them you would copy the kernel (and intitrd if used) from it's location into the location that your first grub is located (rename files if they conflict with those already there. Easiest is to use the "chain loading" and just set the timeout to 0 for orace's grub.

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    Thanks so much! Where would I find instructions for the chain loading parts?

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    Grub documentation (what version are you running?).

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