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Re: multi-boot and grub [SUCCESS]

Michael Hennebry wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, g wrote:
>> Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>> What is the magic formula to make this work?
>> does fc9's '/boot/grub/device.map' show all drives?
> It did.
>> if not, add.
>> is fc8 shown in fc9's '/boot/grub/grub.conf'?
> No.
>> if not, mount fc8 partition, copy lines from fc8 grub.conf to fc9 grub.conf.
>> if 'no joy', post grub.conf.

> Joy.


> It should have been an obvious thing for me to try.
> Somehow I got the impression that the grub.conf partition
> had to be on the same drive as the kernel image and
> that if it wasn't, chainloading was involved.

grub can be confusing.

yes '/boot/grub/' can be anywhere, grub's 'boot loader' has to be
*installed* on _boot_drive_.

'boot drive' is defined by bios. exception being, if a different 'boot
routine' is loaded, it can chain to other drive, and with some, partition.

log http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/ and you can pull from
a choice of 11 different types of files.

> Thanks much.

you are welcome.

enjoy fc9. it will 'break you in' on kde4. :)


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