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Originally Posted by devils_casper I wont suggest you to re-install Ubuntu. Just install Fedora in free ext3 partition. During installation select root partition of Fedora as install location of GRUB. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    I wont suggest you to re-install Ubuntu. Just install Fedora in free ext3 partition. During installation select root partition of Fedora as install location of GRUB. Type /dev/sdx GRUB install location.
    After Fedora installation, add this code in Ubuntu's menu.lst file
    Code:
    title Fedora 
    rootnoverify (hd0,x)
    chainloader +1
    Replace x with root partition number - 1.
    Or
    Dont change anything in Fedora GRUB install section. Add Ubuntu's entry in Fedora's grub.conf file after installation.
    I may need your guidance with this (yet again). I will be installing OpenSUSE and Fedora.

    My plan is as follows: I will be installing OpenSUSE 10.3 first on my current dual boot Ubuntu/XP system. Hopefully, it will go smoothly. The only problem I have encountered so far is that I am trying to boot up with the DVD, but it skips the install window and goes straight to GRUB. The LiveCD for OpenSUSE works fine. Maybe it has to do with having a dual optical drive (CDR as master, and DVDR as slave), and the boot sequence only gives me the option of booting to CD (I should be able to boot up with the DVD drive, shouldn't I?). Now that I typed this, I will try to put the LiveCD (which works in the CDR drive) in the DVDR drive, to see if that is the case. Wish me luck!

    Also, can I use the same /home partition as Ubuntu for these two new installs? Or should I set up new /home partitions for these. I ask because I have two spare ext3 partitions (25GB each) and I might have to split them (with GParted) to create new /home partitions for each (OpenSUSE and Fedora). Or, I might scrap the install of one, and just use the two ext3 partitions, one for / and the other for /home.

    Do you recommend having a separate /home directory? Others have mentioned they were able to use the same one for all their linux/ubuntu distros. I currently have Ubuntu /root on one ext3 partition, and its corresponding /home directory on another ext3 partition. I have two more ext3 partitions available, and I was thinking of installing OpenSUSE on one and Fedora on the other (and all sharing the /home from Ubuntu). But if this will give me grief, then I guess I will just install OpenSUSE on one ext3 and its /home on the other ext3.

    Any suggestions and/or comments will be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    I wont suggest you to re-install Ubuntu. Just install Fedora in free ext3 partition. During installation select root partition of Fedora as install location of GRUB. Type /dev/sdx GRUB install location.
    After Fedora installation, add this code in Ubuntu's menu.lst file
    Code:
    title Fedora 
    rootnoverify (hd0,x)
    chainloader +1
    Replace x with root partition number - 1.
    Or
    Dont change anything in Fedora GRUB install section. Add Ubuntu's entry in Fedora's grub.conf file after installation.
    Hi devils_casper

    I need your help yet again. I attempted to install Fedora (with LiveCD), and after the installation completed, it just gave me a window that installation was completed (without restarting the comp). So I restarted the computer myself, and now I am trying to configure Ubuntu Grub to triple boot with XP and Ubuntu.

    I modified grub (but I don't know if I did it correctly) by adding the following:

    title Fedora
    rootnoverify (hd0,6)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader +1
    I posted fdisk -l output here. Ubuntu is installed in sda5 (/) and sda6 (/home). I tried to install Fedora on sda8 (/) and sda9 (/home):

    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000b7c30

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 16517 132672771 5 Extended
    /dev/sda2 16518 68734 419433052+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 68735 120951 419433052+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda5 1 2550 20482812 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 2551 5737 25599546 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 5738 5868 1052226 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda8 5869 7929 16554951 83 Linux
    /dev/sda9 7930 11193 26218048+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda10 13255 16517 26210016 83 Linux
    /dev/sda11 11194 13254 16554951 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.0 GB, 250000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30394 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x41ab2316

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 5 40131 de Dell Utility
    /dev/sdb2 * 6 30392 244083577+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

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    I have posted in your other thread.

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