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How do set up dual boot for Fedora 8 and Ubuntu desktop version? Should I install Fedora first then use Gpart to install Ubuntu?...
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- 01-08-2008 #1
dual boot Fedora 8 & Ubuntu desktop version?
Should I install Fedora first then use Gpart to install Ubuntu?
- 01-08-2008 #2
Hi and Welcome !
Install Fedora first but create partitions for Fedora before installation. Fedora creates LVM by default and its a bit tricky to handle LVMs.
Create three partition using GParted CD.
1. SWAP - 512MB is enough.
2. ext3 -- 8-10GB for Fedora /
3. ext3 -- 8-10GB for Ubuntu /
Start Fedora installation and assign / mount point to ext3 partition. Installer will detect SWAP itself. Leave other ext3 partition as it is.
Start Ubuntu installation and assign / mount point to second ext3 partition. Ubuntu installer will detect and use same SWAP partition and setup dual boot itself.
If you have any confusion, create partitions and execute 'fdisk -l' command in Gparted or Ubuntu LiveCD's Terminal. Post output here.
Good Luck !
- 01-18-2008 #3
Will fedora install work if ubuntu was installed first? I currently have a dual-boot XP/Ubuntu system (which you helped me with, btw), and I am pondering over installing either Fedora or SUSE. I have two free ext3 partitions, and I was thinking of installing fedora on one of them (or / on one and /home for the other), and maybe either Linux Mint or SUSE on the other.
Last edited by conradinsf; 01-18-2008 at 09:17 PM. Reason: corrected detail
- 01-19-2008 #4
When installing Linux distros, it usually does not matter what distribution (or operating system) was installed first.
- 01-19-2008 #5
In all these posts, everyone seems to have preference for one linux flavor over another. I just want to "taste" all these flavors, and I can therefore make an educated choice in the end which flavor (or flavors) to use for my machine. I have the space on my comp (as well as the horsepower under the hood), so I figured maybe I will play around with all these "distros"
I am a complete newb with regards to Linux, but I think my learning curve has been quite steep the past few weeks. However, I have tons of things to learn, and I think the best way to get this education and experience is by running through the gauntlet.
Feel free sing along...
"We're off to Linux-space
We're leaving leaving Microsoft
To save the human race
Our Star Blazers"
- 01-19-2008 #6
I would suggest you to install Fedora before Ubuntu. Fedora Installer doesn't detect other installed Linux distros and doesn't setup Multiboot. You have to edit conf files yourself.
Ubuntu installer will detect Fedora and setup multiboot itself.
- 01-21-2008 #7
How much more difficult will it be?
I guess I would just like to avoid another Ubuntu install, but if it would be easier to install Fedora first, then Ubuntu after Fedora, then I guess I would prefer that to be last resort.
Last edited by conradinsf; 01-21-2008 at 11:12 PM. Reason: clarification
- 01-21-2008 #8
- 01-22-2008 #9Originally Posted by conradinsf
After Fedora installation, add this code in Ubuntu's menu.lst file
title Fedora rootnoverify (hd0,x) chainloader +1
Dont change anything in Fedora GRUB install section. Add Ubuntu's entry in Fedora's grub.conf file after installation.
- 01-22-2008 #10