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RE: [PROBLEM] FC3 and Grub installation




> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-devel-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-devel-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Srihari Vijayaraghavan
> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 3:09 PM
> To: fedora-devel-list redhat com
> Subject: [PROBLEM] FC3 and Grub installation
> 
> Please refer to this bugzilla bug:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=137789
> 
> Although the developer/maintainer is convinced that
> this is no bug, I am afraid this is not so. (I am
> sorry Jeremy.)
> 
> Here is the procedure I follow:
> 1. Install FC2 (yes, FC2) on /dev/hda1 and choose to
> install Grub on MBR (/dev/hda)
> 2. Install the shiny new FC3 on /dev/hda2 (in my case
> it was on /dev/hda16) and choose to install grub on
> the first sector of /dev/hda2 rather than on MBR.
> (Please ask me 'why', if you want to, but I am
> convinced I am doing nothing wrong in this step.)
> 3. Configure FC2's grub to chain load FC3's grub.
> 4. And observe it does not work.
> 
> Could somebody tell me what am I doing wrong here?
> 
> And has anybody else seen this behaviour?
> 
> (I swear to God that I have followed this procedure
> from the days of RH 6.0, SuSE 7.0, Debian 2 etc. and
> never had a problem until FC3.)
> 
> Thank you.
> Hari.
> 
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> --
I think if you think about the boot procedure you will determine what you
are doing wrong.  Ask your self the question, how will you boot from sector
in a partition after booting from the MBR?  Ans. It won't happen.  So what
is the problem.  You are booting from the MBR period and is getting the
grub.conf for FC2 and what is in that file cause that is what can be booted.
Now if I remember my GRUB manual chain loading is done for foreign OS's and
FC3 is not a foreign OS.  In the install of FC3 I don't see that you had to
do anything.  GRUB should have found all os's and updated the right
grub.conf with the correct entries.  Now I might be incorrect but this is my
opinion.




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