21st January 2007, 06:53 PM
I have Debian 2.6.17 installed, can FC5 co-exist on the hd and be set up as a boot choice in the grub? If so, how do I copy the install cd's?
21st January 2007, 07:31 PM
Yup, but Fedora's anaconda installer is limited in what it can do. So...
1) Go to /boot/grub/menu.lst in Debian & either back up that file to a USB drive (or any storage medium).
2) Download a little distro called GParted. It boots up like a live cd. Once your hard drive is shown, resize it to the size you want. Basically, I'm just saying is give Fedora some free space.
2b) Or, you could use cfdisk or fdisk to make room. I like gparted though.
3) Install Fedora. Note that its GRUB options are for Windows installs only, not linux. If you don't have any Windows installations, then don't bother with that part.
4) After Fedora is installed, take the saved menu.lst & copy the parts that have the Debian OS info into Fedora's menu.lst.
# 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 (hd0,3)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdc4
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.19-1.2895.fc6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Windows XP Home Edition
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/hdc2 ro quiet splash
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic (recovery mode)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/hdc2 ro single
title Ubuntu, memtest86+
The Ubuntu OS was taken out & pasted into Fedora's menu.lst
5) Reboot & you should see everything there.
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