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    Dual boot two versions of Fedora

    I have Fedora workstation on one hard drive. Can I install Fedora Xfce on a separate hard drive? Will there be any problems?

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    Re: Dual boot two versions of Fedora

    u dont need 2 fedora, just go to ur fedora workstation terminal and intall xfe with the command: sudo dnf install @xfe
    and when u want to use xfe desktop u can just logout and chose xfe on the login... but if u still want to install a fedora xfe in another driver it will have no problem, the grub will give u the option to chose toe sistem on boot.

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    Re: Dual boot two versions of Fedora

    Yes you can install Fedora on any number of primary partitions

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    Re: Dual boot two versions of Fedora

    I installed on a separate drive but grub never found Fedora Workstation, only Windows. I install Xubuntu because I wanted Xfce. Xbuntu found Fedora and Windows. Why does Fedora have a problem finding other distros? All working OK now. Thanks for replies.

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    Re: Dual boot two versions of Fedora

    When you update-grub in Fedora, what is the location of the menu output?

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    Re: Dual boot two versions of Fedora

    At one time I had 6 distributions installed. I was doing some testing. I allowed 150gigs per distribution and they all fit onto my one terrabyte drive. One problem with many distributions is running updates. You have dnf, (fedora, rawhide), apt(debian,ubuntu), yum (centos), apt/dnf (2 versions of KDE, tumbleweed and fedora).
    I also had manjaro. I was testing (clang and gcc compilers)
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    Re: Dual boot two versions of Fedora

    Suggest you for a start edit /etc/default/grub, change GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="false" to GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

    You might find something of interest in this link about MultiBoot: https://tinyurl.com/y35p5zts

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    Re: Dual boot two versions of Fedora

    When installing on separate drives, the easy way is with a single EFI partition on just one of the drives. If you have a setup like mine, with installations on two drives, each with its own EFI partition, you can end up doing a lot of messing around trying to keep everything in sync. I do a lot of messing around.
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