PDA

View Full Version : triple booting



blackpantha
1st November 2008, 02:59 PM
ok, i have a little predicament.

Windows Vista is my main partition. Then i have fedora core 9 and ubuntu 8.10.
Im using the bootloader that came with fedora core 9, but it doesn't seem to detect ubuntu.

How can i make ubuntu bootable from Grub?

glennzo
1st November 2008, 03:06 PM
Oddly enough I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop, along side of Fedora 10 Beta, Vista and XP. You need to get the boot stanza from Ubuntu's /boot/grub/menu.lst and add it to Fedora's /boot/grub/menu.lst. That's what I did and now my boot options include Ubuntu. I did have some trouble though. Ubuntu would not boot after initially adding it to my boot menu. I needed to make some changes, namely removing the line that reads

uuid 81de0f1f-daee-40fa-b0cc-0d5e0636deab
and adding this line

root (hd0,4) <-- This will likely be different for your application.
Here's my current boot loader

default=0
timeout=30
splashimage=(hd0,5)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora 10 Beta (2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686 ro root=UUID=7abe0a95-1021-4d3e-a762-f2ceb9833382 vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686.img
title Fedora 10 Beta (2.6.27.4-58.fc10.i686)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.4-58.fc10.i686 ro root=UUID=7abe0a95-1021-4d3e-a762-f2ceb9833382 vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.4-58.fc10.i686.img
title Ubuntu 8.10 (2.6.27-7-generic)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=81de0f1f-daee-40fa-b0cc-0d5e0636deab ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet
title Windows Vista
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
title Windows XP
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

blackpantha
2nd November 2008, 07:06 PM
ok, thanks for the prompt answer, ill make sure i try this.