Fedora Installation :: Grub Doesn't "see" Fedora On Triple Boot System?

Mar 11, 2010

I'm brand new to Fedora. I ran the live cd and installed Fedora. I then installed OpenSUSE and Mint. When Mint formated the hard drive, Fedora wasn't in the graphic, even though sda1 was ext4 and sda3 was lvm2. When Mint rebotted, Mint and OpenSUSE were on the menu, but Fedora wasn't.

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Fedora Installation :: How To Triple Boot The System?

May 25, 2010

i am using windows7 and ubuntu 10.04 in my system and dual booting... now i wanna install fedora 13 along with it ans make it triple boot... so can one pls help me in this process as i havent installed fedora before and i wanna be safe and dont want to loose my Grub or windows bootloader in this process

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Fedora Installation :: Creating A Triple Boot System XP And W7?

Jun 8, 2010

I need some help creating a triple boot system, I have already installed XP and W7, now I am installing Fedora 12 (this is for work so unfortunately it has to be like that). Now the problem is that I want it to show all the partitions in GRUB. Right now it works by going to GRUB first, when selecting Windows it jumps to the Win7 boot manager.

I tried to have them all in one but it seems like the addresses I used in GRUB did not work cause it keeps directing me to the Win7 BM. BTW I am using a single drive with 3 different logical partitions.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Remove Fedora Grub So Windows Can Boot First In Triple Boot?

Feb 24, 2009

I've set up a triple boot xp, vista, and fedora 10. The problem is that I want to remove Fedora grub, so the bios can give me all 3 choices to boot from, be it xp, vista or fedora. At the moment fedora grub boots, from there i am able to choose other operating systems. But I want to use windows boot loader, from there i would like to have windows give me the choice of different OS's to boot from.

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Fedora Installation :: Triple Booting Using Grub 2

Jun 11, 2011

I'm a former Ubuntu user who jumped ship to Linux Mint. I currently am dual booting Windows 7 and Linux Mint 11 using Grub 2. Is there a way to install Fedora last? Much of the reading I have done suggests Fedora needs to be installed before Mint/Ubuntu. By the way, I have searched the forums and it has been suggested to wipe out Ubuntu, install Fedora and then re-install Ubuntu. I would much rather shrink the Windows partition and install Fedora before Mint and update Grub.

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Ubuntu :: Grub Got Messed Up On Triple-boot System, Can't Boot Anything?

May 10, 2011

I'm currently on a work trip with my Asus G72GX laptop for non-work use (I'm posting from my work laptop). Yesterday, I accidentally booted into my laptop's recovery partition (from the Grub2 bootloader). Before I realized that that's what was happening, it booted into some kind of recovery program which ended up in an error. I restarted the laptop and couldn't get into the bootloader anymore. Now, the only thing that comes up is an error -- "error: unknown filesystem." Below that, it gives me the "grub rescue>" prompt. Most of the commands that sites list for grub rescue only return "Unknown command". ls works and lists all of my partitions: (hd0), (hd0,msdos, (hd0,msdos7), etc. down to msdos1. When I "ls (hd0,msdos" (etc, etc) it says "error: unknown filesystem."

I then started looking into booting from a Live Ubuntu USB drive. I've tried 11.04 and 10.04 now and they both do the same thing. I put them on an 8GB flash drive (only 1 at any given time) using Universal USB Installer and was able to get to the Ubuntu menu (Run Ubuntu from this USB, Install Ubuntu on a Hard Disk, etc.) If I try either "Run Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu", the screen flickers and comes right back to that menu.BTW, my 3 operating systems are: Windows 7 HP 64-bit, Mythbuntu 10.10 64-bit, and Windows XP 32-bit. Laptop hardware: Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz, 6GB RAM, Nvidia 8800 GTX video card.

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Software :: Triple Boot System Cannot Find Grub

Oct 22, 2010

Triple-boot system can't find grub/defaults/grub file. Debian lenny on hda2, winsxp hda3, ubuntu10.10 hdb2. All 3 accessible(working). I had to reinstall all Oses, winsxp 2nd after installing Ubuntu this time Grub2 detected and has each os running. I've so far looked at the Debian grubmenu.lst which shows that winsxp is listed but not Ubuntu even though I can boot Ubuntu. I'm sure that grub2 is in control because at boot it shows grub 1.98 also the os selection looks like the 1 in grub2

I examined my partitions using gparted it shows that winsxp is labeled as boot lba. That was sda3.

1. There's grub legacy in debian, ? in winsxp, grub2 in Ubuntu. where did grub2 go? It's menu is not in debian.
2. How do I find it or should I just change the grub that is within Debian to Grub2 & make it the system default and it's at the beginning of the system.

At the time of Ubuntu installation I didn't have access to Debian, due to wins install. So wins partition had boot flag.

3. Is there a way to enable grub legacy and add Ubuntu entries to it?
4. Is it as easy as changing the boot flags to Grub in Debian partition at beginning of hda?
5. Why can't I see default grub file on this installation of Ubuntu?

On this 1 as well as the other I have root login and can't see it.

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Fedora Installation :: FC10 Grub; Kubuntu Doesn't Boot?

Jan 20, 2009

I am trying to boot kubutu from FC10's grub. FC10 is in MBR, installed kubuntu without grub. Is that a problem for me now? I mean, should I need to install kubutu grub in order to boot from FC10 grub? I tried with these methods but nothing works:

title Kubuntu 8.10 Linux
chainloader +1
title Kubuntu 8.10 Linux


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Fedora Installation :: Grub Boot Loader Doesn't Work For Core 12 And WinXP?

Jun 7, 2010

I have an HP Pavilion m7480n PC with Windows XP installed on the C-drive. I successfully installed FC 12 onto the spare USB drive. When I rebooted the PC all I got was a blinking underscore at the extreme upper left position of a totally black screen. After a bit of experimenting I found that if I hit the F1 key during the boot process, go into the BIOS setup, do nothing within the setup, and press ESC to get out of the setup then the PC will go back into the boot cycle a second time. During the second time however a small text message appears with words to the effect "Press any key to enter GRUB..." after which the GRUB splash screen comes up with the choice for FC 12 or "Other" (referring to Win XP). At that point I can boot into either one.

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Fedora :: Get A "grub>" Console At Startup And System Doesn't Boot

Dec 11, 2010

I'm having a strange behaviour with GRUB, and I don't know much about it. The problem is that GRUB is looking at the wrong place when it starts. I have a /boot partition (/dev/sda1) with everything for booting and grub. This gets updated when I update, say, the kernel, grub, etc. But I also have a /backups partition (/dev/sda4) with a directory /backups/boot/grub that is a copy of /boot/grub. The /backups/boot directory only has the /backups/boot/grub directory, not the kernels, etc.

If I delete the /backups/boot/grub directory, I get a "grub>" console at startup, and system doesn't boot. SO: Why is grub looking at /backups/boot/grub instead of /boot/grub and how can I fix this? This is my grub.conf, identical in both directories, and both pointing to /boot=/dev/sda1=(hd0,0):


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Fedora Installation :: Triple Boot With Three Drives

Mar 11, 2009

I have a dual boot with vista on disk 0 and ubuntu on disk1. I just installed a disk 2 that I would like to use to try out other distros. Ubuntu is the only linux experience I have had. I'm really not very good at all of this, so my questions before I start loading another distro are:

1. Does Fedora use GRUB as its installer?
2. When I installed ubuntu on disk 1 (sdb1), the install was very simple. I chose sdb1 for the install, it loaded it, and when it was done I simply had the choice of which drive to boot into. Will installing Fedora on disk 2 (sdc1) be just as simple, or will I encounter steps I must take to make it so that I have a choice of which disk/OS to boot into?

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Fedora Installation :: Triple Boot Vista 11 - 64 Bit And 11 - 32 Bit

Oct 2, 2009

I have a windows vista and fedora 11 64 bit dual boot. my diskstructure is as follows:

I have a swap of 6 gb.

I dont want to loose any of my existing OS's.

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Fedora Installation :: Triple Boot - Win7 / XP And F12

Jan 27, 2010

I am a linux newbie, I have messed with it some (backtrack) but I don't know a whole lot. I am going to networking security and I am in a linux class now. We are using fedora. On my laptop, I want to triple boot. Right now I have just 1 partition, with windows 7 ultimate x64 installed. I want to triple boot windows 7, windows xp x64, and fedora 12 x64. I am getting ready to format my laptop now with xp installing first. Then I will do windows 7, and then lastly fedora. Do I need to do anything special while installing fedora last? I have a 300gb hard drive, and I plan on having 100 for xp, 150 for 7, and the remainder for fedora.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Triple Boot With Grub?

Sep 11, 2010

I have (only bc i have to) windows vista, also Ubuntu 10.04 on the same drive, and dual-booting is no issue at all. But after I installed Mandriva 2010 to try to triple boot, i couldn't find Ubuntu anymore so I got rid of mandriva, and grub was messed up bc I deleted all mandriva partitions. So then I installed Xubuntu 9.10 (because it is a quick install) to recover grub, and with Xubuntu, Ubuntu, and vista, Grub sees all three OSes no problem. So what would I have to do to make Grub work this way when I install Mandriva?

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot - Installer From F13 LiveCD Doesn't Detect Other OS - So Grub Conf Is Wrong

Oct 13, 2010

I've just installed Fedora (F13) for the first time, on a new HDD, to give myself a dual-boot system. So currently I have:

So, at the appropriate stage in the install menu, there is an option for where to install GRUB, and a drop-down to choose which drive is the primary BIOS boot drive.

However, in both cases, no other drive except my new sdc is visible. So, I can install GRUB to MBR of sdc, or to first sector of boot partition - but no option to put it to my primary boot drive MBR on sda.

Likewise, in the GRUB configuration page, if I go to Add another OS, the only option it gives me is my new Fedora install. It doesn't list the Vista OS on sda at all.

The result is that I can boot to either OS by changing the boot drive priority in BIOS.

I guess my question is this:
- is this expected behaviour from the installer, meaning that I'll need to configure GRUB manually somehow? (gulp ) or
- did I do something wrong in the install process? or
- is this some weird bug manifesting itself?

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Fedora Installation :: Triple Boot Pc - Random Lock Ups In FC 10

Feb 1, 2009

I have triple boot pc (xp, ubuntu, and fedora), installed in that order. xp and ubuntu seem to be stable. i have had to pull the power cord 3 or 4 times while booted in fedora. i noticed the last 2 times i can still move the mouse around, but can't get it to open anything. the keyboard is locked up, can't alt-f1 or f2 or anything to get console. can't get it to do anything, other than watch the mouse tail move around (weird).

i installed a new power supply (and at least i now have a power switch - the old one never had one), but that didn't fix the lock up problem. i haven't ran yum update since the fc10 live cd gnome install. was planning on doing that later.. not sure how long it will stay up to download all the 300 or so updates. right now the only thing open is a terminal (can't type in it).. what should i look at to fix this lock up problem?

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Fedora Installation :: Quadruple Boot / Triple Drives

Mar 25, 2009

I now have a triple boot on triple drives with Vista on sda, Ubuntu on sdb, and PCLinuxOS on sdc.When I installed PCLinuxOS on sdc, I installed the bootloader in the first sector of partition 1 of sdc so that I could keep using the Grub bootloader that installed with Ubuntu.Everything is working fine at the moment.I now want install Fedora 10 on sdc for experimentation. I have used gparted to create another partition on sdc to install Fedora 10, so my question is 'What and where exactly should I put in the /boot/grub/menu.lst of my original bootloader to get to Fedora?'

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Fedora Installation :: Triple Boot - Using The Separate Partition?

May 29, 2010

I am triple booting

Windows xp
UBUNTU 10.04
Fedora 13

Everything works fine, the setup went very well. But I got to thinking (A dangerous thing for me). In Ubuntu I am using separate partitions for / (root) and /home. I was wondering, during install of Fedora, could I use the separate partition I am using now for both root and /home for just / (root) and use the Ubuntu /home partition for Fedora (set the mount point for /home to the same partition as I did for Ubuntu and not format the drive)? This would allow me to seamlessly use the /home partition and not require duplication of files. I can mount the Ubuntu /home dir while in Fedora.I can share the /home partition with two different installs of Ubuntu (been there).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Set Up A Triple Boot With Fedora 12 And Mint 8?

Jan 14, 2010

I had Win7 installed on my Laptop and wanted to set up a triple boot with Fedora 12 and Mint 8.So I installed Fedora 12 and it worked loading grub and offering Win7 and Fedora as choices.Then I installed Mint hoping for the Grub2 to recognise Fedora and set up the triple boot but it didn't and I can now only boot into Win7 or Mint.sudo update-grub doesn't help.How can I configure grub2 to offer me all three OSs?

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Debian Installation :: Triple Boot On A Netbook: Grub Does Not Appear

Dec 26, 2010

I recently bought a netbook on which Windows 7 Start Edition was installed. I partitioned the disk to install 2 other linux distributions : Backtrack 4 and Debian Lenny. Here is my partition scheme :

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc6a9bf3e

Partition table entries are not in disk order During both of the installs, I chose to install Grub. Unfortunately, when I start my netbook, it launches Windows 7 automatically and I do not see grub...

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Fedora Installation :: Error Loading FC10 X64 In Triple Boot?

Mar 7, 2009

I have an Intel DG33TL MB, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650, 8GB SuperTalent DDR2-800, and 4 Seagate 500GB hard disks. The disks are connected to a 3Ware 9650SE-4LPML and set for RAID0. I partitioned the drive in the following manner: 900GB for XP-Pro x64 (first install), 100 GB XP-Pro (installed second), and the remaining for FC10. After installing FC10 x64 using downloaded DVD .iso I am getting the following error on reboot:

Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
Volume group "VolGroup00" not found.


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May 1, 2010

I had a dual boot working fine with XP and F12 on two physical drives, all was well. Last night my friend helped upgrade my system, I now have 3 drives (20gig F12) (60gig XP) and (320gig Win7) now the PC only loads Win7 as I think my friend told bios to boot from 320gig. Has anybody here got experience with triple boot from 3 drives? Here is my guess, tell bios to boot from other drive and add Win7 to grub. Not sure how but that's my guess. Also what worries me is that win7 does not "see" the other two drives.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Triple OS - Ability To Selectively Boot Into All 3

Jan 17, 2010

I think I've got myself into a bit of a situation. I've got 3 operating systems across 2 hard drives, and i need to get them loading properly.

I have my primary ubuntu 8.10 install @

I have a new Windows XP install @

And I have a new install of Ubuntu 9.10 @

I'd like to be able to selectively boot into all 3 until I can return my current 8.10 install. Can someone show me how to get my /boot/grub/menu.lst file in order?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Triple Boot With Current Grub 2 Bootloader

Jul 31, 2010

I currently dual-boot XP and Debian sid. I currently have XP on /dev/sda1, sid on /dev/sda2 with /home mounted separately on /dev/sa3, swap is /dev/sda4. I have free space in both sa3 and 4, mostly in 4, of course. What I'd like to do is add a third partition, either with or without a separate home mount, but have my current grub2 still be the bootloader. I'm thinking I'll give a total of 33 G to it (I keep almost nothing on my hard drive, it's all on the cloud). I want to install Kubuntu and try it out, I've burnt the Live CD and it's very cool.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Triple Boot - Now Have Grub And Grub2 At Same Time

Sep 23, 2010

I mucked things up a bit--
1) I had only windows on my drive.
2) Using 10.04 on USB, I made a 10gb ext3 partition and a 1gb swap area and installed 10.04. No problems at all using grub2, and the GUI is nice for dummies like me.
3) I got antsy so I made an 8gb partition and installed 8.04 on it. It automatically installed grub (the old grub).

Now when I boot my machine the Old Grub loads, not Grub2. I can select 8.04, 10.04, or XP no problem. When I select 10.04 and use the GUI I can see 10.04, 8.04, and XP, but things are in a different order (clearly the grub2 order).
1) How can I get grub2 to take over booting? (I like the GUI)
2) I'd like to install puppy linux too, but I'm afraid of really screwing things up. Can someone recommend a safe way of installing it (besides just running from a USB- I've had mixed luck using USB OS's over long timeframes).

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Dec 18, 2010

I have freshly installed Xubuntu on my HP compaq nx9010 laptop and grub doesn't boot system. Only minimal BASH-like line scripting is supported. How can I fix it?

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Apr 10, 2010

I learn from a BSD magazine and installed PCBSD on my Dell notebok a single harddisk with a hope to have a triple boot. I have all the three OS, but could not find the menu.lst from /boot/grub/.... All I can find is a grub.cfg which is not editable. Someone from this forum said that menu.lst = grub.cfg.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Triple Boot System With Ms Vista / 32-bit?

Mar 14, 2010

I recently installed ubuntu onto a pc running MS vista. Then I somehow managed to install a second instance of ubuntu. Both of these were on the (drive e Then because of HDD problems, I had to reformat my original drive with MS Vista (drive C). Because of installation problems with ms vista - I ended up installing it onto the drive e: also. But now I can no longer load ubuntu because the "GRUB" loader is missing. So my questions are:

1: How can I restore the "GRUB" loader? So I can access ubuntu again
2: How can I remove/uninstall the second ubuntu installation?
3: Is it possible to have a triple boot system with ms vista / ubuntu 32-bit / ubuntu 64-bit?

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Sep 20, 2010

I have an MSI U100 netbook triple booting between Win XP, Ubuntu 9.04 and OSX. Grub is used as boot loader. I want to upgrade my ubuntu install but I am a bit scared that grub will be messed up.

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Debian Installation :: Install Squeeze On Triple-boot System?

Oct 28, 2010

'rolling' release as redoing install /upgrade every 6 months is getting 'old' My machine is triple boot

Hard drive is 320 GB
Windows 7 - 167 GB
Ubuntu - Maverick - 73 GB
Ubuntu - Natty - testing version - 65 GB

I do not want to screw up my 'grub' as it's been trashed a couple of times recently and had to re-install everything, which went great with install setting up partitions. I am not sure where 'grub' is installed to. I did install Windows 7 first then let installer split hard drive in half to put Ubuntu on then while installing my second Ubuntu, I let installer split the Ubuntu partition in half, hence the 167 GB Windows and the 2 smaller partitions for Ubuntu.I was thinking to maybe let Debian install over my Maverick install. Would that work and not mess up my Grub and cause me to not be able to boot and have to fix the drama?

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