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Re: Grub and two distros

Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 23:00:16 -0400Craig White wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 11:55 -0800, Ken Dawson wrote:
>> Craig White wrote:
>> ...
>>>> This was covered about 3 months ago on the list.
>> Would you have a subject I could search for? The archives are prodigious.
> ----
> google this...
> site:www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list F8/F9 Multiboot question

it is from august, 2008. this is what i have on this install. do not have
original. may have been an html.

>From: Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 23:00:16 -0400

On Fri, 01 Aug 2008 19:47:13 -0700
Dan Thurman <dant cdkkt com> wrote:

>> Does anyone have any advice in how to do this up properly?

chainloader is what I use. I've got a partition with nothing
but grub on it (used to be a /boot partition for an old
fedora, and I kept it around to just use for grub), and a
grub.conf file that looks like:

title Fedora 8 x86_64
	rootnoverify (hd0,2)
	chainloader +1
title Fedora 8 i386
	rootnoverify (hd0,7)
	chainloader +1
title Fedora 9 x86_64
	rootnoverify (hd0,0)
	chainloader +1
title Fedora 9 i386
	rootnoverify (hd0,4)
	chainloader +1

In my case the different hats are all on one disk, and I tell
the installer to install each system's grub in the boot partition
rather than the MBR, but I think chainloading can cross disks
as well with suitable modification of the rootnoverify gibberish.

The beauty of this scheme is that kernel updates all just work.
I don't have to fix anything after updating any kernel in any

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