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29th December 2004, 11:17 PM
I recently installed another linux distro to a clean disc, and it did not add my Fedora 3 installation to the Grub boot loader when it wrote to my MBR. I can no longer boot Fedora, and the Fedora 3 boot DVD seems to ignore me when I tell it to recreate a boot loader. (says something about no kernel packages had been installed)
Any suggestions would be great.
29th December 2004, 11:20 PM
easy one dude...
first, where did u install fedora to? find the boot partition and mount it in a dir somewhere.
then open <fedora boot partition>/grub/grub.conf
copy the lines pertaining to your Fedora install to /boot/grub/grub.conf
Then u will have an option to boot both distros
29th December 2004, 11:24 PM
Can you see the directories, especially /boot , of your old FC3? If you can, print /boot/grub.conf, and manually add the boot instructions to your new grub.conf, assuming your new distro uses grub.
If you can't see them, you'll have to edit the /etc/fstab in your new installation, reboot, and then do the above.
Sorry, I guess my answer is the same. We must have both been replying at about the same time.
29th December 2004, 11:31 PM
On some systems, your grub boot file will be /boot/grub/menu.lst, and not /boot/grub/grub.conf. But this varies with your version of grub, I do believe.
29th December 2004, 11:34 PM
Jaws is correct. You should actually edit the menu.lst file, and grub.conf will reflect those changes. I think, could be wrong, but I think the original home for grub.conf was in /etc. At any rate, Jaws is correct.
29th December 2004, 11:39 PM
Thanks all, it worked a charm. :)
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