[Novalug] Footnote Re: Triple Boot Woes
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Sun Jan 13 15:12:06 EST 2008
On Sat, 12 Jan 2008, Beartooth wrote:
> I got my testbed machine so snarled that I started over.
> It was partitioned for three OSs, and I tried to use the extant
> partitions; that mostly worked -- I guess. At least, each
> install appeared to complete normally ...
Iirc, when I did the second and third installs (Centos
and F8), the installer gave me a three-way choice -- whether to
update the boot, make a new one, or not make one. I chose the
third way, hoping at least to have one bootable OS from which to
create bootery for the others.
I'm thinking, given that I have the correspondences right
as to which OS in on which /dev/hdax, I could for instance mount
/dev/hda2, cd into its /etc a/o its /boot, check it out, and then
either add things into the /boot/grub/menu.lst under the regular
Ubuntu partition, or edit the one on /dev/hda2, or do both.
Somebody, here or on gmane, suggested giving each main
partition its own grubbery, and chainloading those, as if they
were XP or something, in the menu.lst on the ubuntu partition.
Or, if I have the first idea about how this works, figure
out all the boot datails from /dev/hda2, and then copy them into
the ubuntu menu.lst in their entirety.
If both are feasible, I have no idea which might be
easier or more foolproof ...
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Double Retiree,
Not Quite Clueless Linux Power User, with precious
(very precious) little idea where up is.
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