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Re: FC4 Test Prep



Normally there's no probs with installation of Linux on logical partition. If you have installed linux before, it is recommended to conserve installed boot manager (choose installing boot manager to first sector of partition on which fc4 resides instead of MBR). Then finish your installation, start the old linux (not fc4), mount the partition of fc4, copy all the files initrd-*, System.map-* and vmlinuz-* to /boot, modify grub.conf, add FC4 to boot list. And now you have it work.

Example of my grub.conf :

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You do not have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
#          root (hd0,9)
#          kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb10
#          initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hdb
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,9)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
#hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core 3 (2.6.9-1.667)
    root (hd0,9)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
#
title Fedora Core 4 (2.6.11-1.1177_FC4)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1177_FC4 ro root=/dev/hda2 rhgb quiet
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1177_FC4.img
#
title WindowsXP French (SP1 32bit)
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
#

(I've installed GRUB boot loader of MBR of hdb, fc4 (development version) on partion 2 of hda)

Good luck and enjoy.


David Cary Hart wrote:
I'm thinking about installing FC4T1 on my laptop on separate partitions.
This will then be a triple-boot. Are there any issues with logical (in
contrast to primary) partitions? Is there anything else I need to know
related to this?
  


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