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    Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    HI I failed to get the fedora workstation working with my graphics card, I have therefore resorted to trying lubuntu, I know from my previous experience of using ubuntu it easily installed the oem drivers, anyway, I am now wondering how do I use my disc to install lubuntu without interfering with the fedora bootloader? I know from my experience of installing linux distros they want to overwrite the original boot loader. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsubmarine
    HI I failed to get the fedora workstation working with my graphics card, I have therefore resorted to trying lubuntu, I know from my previous experience of using ubuntu it easily installed the oem drivers, anyway, I am now wondering how do I use my disc to install lubuntu without interfering with the fedora bootloader? I know from my experience of installing linux distros they want to overwrite the original boot loader. Thanks in advance.
    have you got spare storage space to install lubuntu without messing with the existing fedora partitions? if yes then it should work okay but every system is different in configuration so there are no guarantees.

    additionally, if your system uses UEFI and GPT layout then I recommend installing and using rEFInd as it's much more flexible than relying on GRUB and OS prober.

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Thanks,

    I'll only likely be using Ubuntu for video play into the TV which didn't work so well in fedora, but I still don't understand what will happen when I install Ubuntu will it replace or edit the existing boot loader? Will it let me choice to keep fedoras as the primary bootup installation?

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    I let Ubuntu screw up my boot screen, then fix it afterward. After installing Ubuntu on a separate partition, I boot back into the Fedora partition and run the following:

    sudo grub2-install /dev/sda

    Then when I reboot, I get the Fedora boot screen rather than the Ubuntu screen.

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Apologies if this is veering off topic but upon installation I can't see the programme I was used to seeing in Ubuntu that allows you to install the proper drivers for the video card, is this a separate program do you think for lububtu?

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsubmarine
    Apologies if this is veering off topic but upon installation I can't see the programme I was used to seeing in Ubuntu that allows you to install the proper drivers for the video card, is this a separate program do you think for lububtu?
    isn't it in the additional drivers tab in software & updates?

    LXDE Menu -> Preference -> Software & Updates -> Additional Drivers Tab

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Today I tried to boot fedora for the first time since installation of lubuntu and it stops with an error message :

    Failed to start switch root
    See systemctl status initrd-switch-root.service for details

    Generating /run/ininitramfs/rdsosreport.txt

    Says it is entering emergency mode but even the dir command is not recognised?? What use is that report if you can't navigate folders to view it?????

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Quote Originally Posted by kankaw
    I let Ubuntu screw up my boot screen, then fix it afterward. After installing Ubuntu on a separate partition, I boot back into the Fedora partition and run the following:

    sudo grub2-install /dev/sda

    Then when I reboot, I get the Fedora boot screen rather than the Ubuntu screen.
    Hi can I do this from the fedora live cd?

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Hi I tried to use the command for installing grub two ino the live cd environment but it failed to work, it screwed up my existing grub, then i had to use lubuntu live cd to install the grub and then I was able to get back to a grub that could take me to lubuntu however the issue of the root switch not letting me back into fedora persists. I am not sure what I Can do now?

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Note that you could also use KVM or Virtualbox.
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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    isn't it in the additional drivers tab in software & updates?

    LXDE Menu -> Preference -> Software & Updates -> Additional Drivers Tab
    I have just looked at this and it states there is no propriety software installed or available, I even changed the download server to the Main one as opposed to the UK one, but it still gives no options?

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchman
    Note that you could also use KVM or Virtualbox.
    I needed to use the OS using drivers and having full control over the video hardware.

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsubmarine
    I needed to use the OS using drivers and having full control over the video hardware.
    what hardware?

    https://forums.fedoraforum.org/showt...kmark-it-first

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    Forget about the hardware, can someone please advise how to either use fedora live disc to reinstall the grub or what I can do to fix the root switch problem?

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    Re: Can I install Ubuntu without it interferring with fedora bootload?

    ok well this is looking like I'm going to have to reinstall fedora JUST to get a working grub???

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