Ubuntu :: Create Multi-boot Disks?

Feb 19, 2011

Let's say that I want Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu, Fedora and Julia on one single bootable DVD. How do I do that?

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Software :: Create A Multi Boot Usb Flash Drive That Has Two Iso's

Jan 19, 2010

I'm trying to create a multi boot usb flash drive that has two iso's one with a Oracle (redhat) 5 update 3 32 bit install DVD and one with the 64 bit DVD. I've been searching for awhile and it looks like pendrivelinux.com had the easiest that just throws a grub boot loader on the usb with a menu.lst. Of course like most utilities there are no examples for any redhat on there and seeing how I'm not booting to an iso of an install i'm trying to boot to the install dvd i'm not having very much luck. Any thoughts of how my menu.lst entries should look. Or if you have an easier way let me know. I'd like to stick with ISO as anytime we update to a newer version i can just swap iso's. Here's an example they have in their for ubuntu. Obviously things like the .iso and vmlinuz location i've got but all that stuff after the vmlinux i'm clueless on.

title Boot Ubuntu 9.10
find --set-root /ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso
map /ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)

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Hardware :: Create Boot CD For Booting External Disks On An Apple IMac?

Apr 2, 2010

Is it possible to create a boot CD to boot external volumes on an Apple iMac 7.1 (which has an older firmware version and cannot boot external disks, unlike the MacBook Pro 5.1 which can do it, at least with grub-legacy which is all I'll ever use until EFI boot becomes available). There is some promising stuff on www.pendrivelinux.com, and I'll try it, but the instructions are for Windows, and I am not sure how to translate the menu.lst entry to linux (I suppose it would have to be entered in the "automagic" section). Of course I don't want to create a bootable flash drive but to use my external volumes that already boot on the MacBook Pro without altering them, except for installing the ATI video driver (but I have no problem booting in low graphics mode).

Until karmic there was a trick to make the iMac mistake the external volume for an internal one (the root partition had to have the same UUID as the internal root partition), but this does not seem to work for lucid. Anyway this UUID trick is dirty and causes problems when you want to edit the internal partition (which is the point of the external boot - you get a customized maintenance environment that boots much faster than the CD).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Which Disks Can Be Main Boot Disks

Mar 31, 2010

I have/had a PC with several hard drives, and a mix of ubuntu and windows on multi boot.The old boot drive died screaming, and I need to start again. (But my data is safe! yay!)

Is there anything special about which drive can be the main drive to start booting from? Or to put it another way, can I install to any of the other 3 and expect it to work, or do I need to switch them around so a different drive is on the connections for the recently dead one?

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Ubuntu :: Create A Multi-fuctioning Sh Script?

Feb 3, 2010

I have several commands I would like to run with the software called Wipe. I have several locations I would want wiped and want to make an sh script to run Wipe and delete the locations. However I would like to have Terminal left open so I can see what it's wiping and once it's finished move on to the next location, is this possible and how would I do it?

The locations are:

/tmp
Firefox cache
flash cache
recently-used (file)

Not sure if there are any more locations and log files that could be entered, Ccleaner used to do all these things for me, the DIY part of Linux is quite fun though,

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Ubuntu Servers :: Create A Multi-user LAMP Server?

May 25, 2011

I am looking to create a multi-user LAMP server. For example the domain name behind my curent server is [URL] I would like user1 to have [URL] and user2 [URL]

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Programming :: Create A Multi Selection Menu?

Sep 18, 2010

I am creating a program that need menu with multi selection option for shell (CLI).I am using of Bash scripts.something that will look like that:

Menu:
[ ] option 1
[x] option 2

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Ubuntu Servers :: Create A New Mdadm RAID 5 Device /dev/md0 Across Three Disks?

Feb 5, 2011

I am trying to create a new mdadm RAID 5 device /dev/md0 across three disks where such an array previously existed, but whenever I do it never recovers properly and tells me that I have a faulty spare in my array. More-specific details below. I recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 on a new box with the intent of using it as a NAS sorta-thing. I have 3 HDDs (2 TB each) and was hoping to use most of the available disk space as a RAID5 mdadm device (which gives me a bit less than 4TB.)

I configured /dev/md0 during OS installation across three partitions on the three disks - /dev/sda5, /dev/sdb5 and /dev/sdc5, which are all identical sizes. The OS, swap partition etc. are all on /dev/sda. Everything worked fine, and I was able to format the device as ext4 and mount it. Good so far.

Then I thought I should simulate a failure before I started keeping important stuff on the RAID array - no point having RAID 5 if it doesn't provide some redundancy that I actually know how to use, right? So I unplugged one of my drives, booted up, and was able to mount the device in a degraded state; test data I had put on there was still fine. Great. My trouble began when I plugged the third drive back in and re-booted. I re-added the removed drive to /dev/md0 and recovery began; things would look something like this:

Code:
user@guybrush:~$ cat /proc/mdstat
Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10]
md0 : active raid5 sdc5[3] sdb5[1] sda5[0]
3779096448 blocks level 5, 64k chunk, algorithm 2 [3/2] [UU_]

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Ubuntu Installation :: Create A Multi-partitioned System Running Both Arch?

Feb 19, 2010

Firstly im a linux newbie so try and bear with me, and make any advice clear anywho Ive been running ubuntu for a while on a single partition. Ive recently been looking into other distros and came across arch linux. As i installed arch it was recommended that you create partitions for various directories, such as boot, tmp etc.

Ive read the advantages of this and would now like to set ubuntu up in a similar fashion, alongside arch. Whats the 'best' way to do this. Can ubuntu use the partitions set up by arch? Will i have to reinstall ubuntu? eh i dont know if my question makes sense since its late here and its a topic i know little about. To put it simply: how do you create a multi-partitioned system running both ubuntu and arch

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OpenSUSE Install :: Create A Live Multi-distro Usb?

Oct 12, 2010

I'd like to put both the 32-bit and 64-bit OSS 11.3 onto a 2GB usb stick from their respective Live CD ISOs. I tried to make a partitions on the usb ( 1GB ) each, and then dd each ISO to separate partitions, make 1 of the partition bootable. But that doesn't work, even from the bootable partition. Any suggestions how to achieve that goal? Ideally there would be a main boot loader, which then provides option to boot each of the distro.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 - Unable To Create RAID 5 Disks

Jun 25, 2010

I've got 3 extra disks on OpenSuse 11.2 - all the same size. I've created a partition on all of them as type 0xFD. If I then try and add raid in yast I get "There are not enough suitable unused devices to create a RAID."

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Slackware :: Create The Huge.s Kernel Files On The Disks?

Apr 12, 2010

how to create the huge.s kernel files on the slackware disks? or at least direct me to a post if there is the same question. I currently rsync my files to Alien BOB's script, and i use syslinux to install from my usb stick. i was wanting to install using a later kernel just for testing purposes. (i.e 2.6.34-rc3 as of this writing)

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General :: Create Multi Bootable (with Menu) Cd / Dvd That Contains Number Of Live Cds?

Mar 4, 2010

How can I create a multi bootable (with menu) cd/dvd that contains a number of live cds? Is there any "easy" way of doing this? Isolinux is the way to go I guess, but is there any tool available for this?

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Fedora Hardware :: F13 - Udev Des Not Create Entries For SATA Disks

Jul 17, 2010

I have Fedora 13 installed in a new computer, and form some weird reason, udev is skipping three of my HDs. Looging the output for udev --triger, the entries for the HDs are skipped

Code:
[root@storage ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD780 Northbridge only dual slot PCI-e_GFX and HT1 K8 part
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port C)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port F) .....

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Fedora Installation :: Error - There Isn't Enough Free Space On The Disks To Create The Layout

Aug 14, 2009

I got a new computer (core i7, 6gb ram, 500gb hdd).I first installed Windows 7, because I remembered how Fedora 9 created a dual-boot screen nicely, while if I installed XP on a system with Fedora 9 it would just take over the boot and boot to XP.Anyway, so Windows 7 is installed, and I got the Fedora 11 DVD install.I partitioned the hdd as thus (on win7 installation): 93gb windows system, 300gb media partition, 90gb unformatted.When I boot the installation and select the "use free space" I get an error that there isn't enough free space on the disks to create the layout.I also tried to create a custom layout, but after a few errors I gave up on that what should I do to get Fedora 11 installed?

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Ubuntu :: Hiding Boot Menu On Multi-boot System?

Apr 15, 2011

I have 4 OS's on a publicly used pc. I want to hide the boot menu on GRUB2 and have it appear only when I press and hold the SHIFT key during boot. Will changing in /etc/default/grub GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT to 0 safely accomplish this goal? Also, what is the command for deleting all of the former kernel upgrades from the boot menu?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot - Changing Boot Loader Between Disks?

Jun 17, 2010

Here's my current setup:

Disk 0 (500GB): Windows Vista
Disk 1 (1TB): Windows 7
Disk 2 (160GB): Ubuntu

My boot disk is Disk 0. Currently when I turn on the PC, GRUB loads from Disk 0. I can then choose either Ubuntu or Windows Loader. If I choose Windows Loader (also located on Disk 0), I can choose to load Windows Vista or Windows 7. I like this setup, but I would like to move the loaders (exactly as they are) to Disk 1 so that I can format Disk 0.

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General :: Multi Boot Grub - All Systems Recognized But 10.10 Will Not Boot - Cannot Locate The UUID Specified

Dec 20, 2010

Problem: I have installed two Ubuntu servers, 10.04 32-bit and 10.10 64-bit, in a multi-boot environment (also have FDOS and WinXPsp3). The 64-bit will not boot because grub can't find the UUID for the disk with the 64-bit system.

Brief Background: Installed 10.04 LTS two months ago with no problems. 10.04 is in a primary partition on hda with FDOS.

Installed 10.10 (64-bit) in a new primary partition on the same hd. The install seemed to go ok, but the MBR and the fs on the 10.04 were corrupted; could not boot. Restored drive, and rebuilt grub.

Installed 10.10 on separate hd (hdb). In grub step all OS's were recognized so I pointed the grub to hda. Grub failed to boot.

Rebuilt grub from 10.04 on hda. All systems recognized but 10.10 will not boot because it says it cannot locate the UUID specified.

Compared the grub.cfg for both systems, the UUID specified for hdb is the same. Also, when I mount the drive for 10.10 on the 10.04 system the drive UUID is consistent.

I know I must be missing some thing, but I know not what. Have searched and can't find any clues. All other OS's boot ok.

Hardware: AMD64 4GB, 2 internal IDE drives (hda and hdb), 1 internal SATA (hdc WinXP), various USB and Firewire Drives (no bootable systems).

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Debian :: Multi Boot System - Grub / Boot Control

Mar 25, 2010

I have Lenny, and Jaunty Jackaope installed on the same hdd. Jaunty Jackaope was installed 2nd so it has control of grub (I don't know if that is the correct expression) I want to remove Jaunty Jackalope however I know from past experience that after I do this I will no longer be able to boot into Lenny as I will get a grub error at startup. How to I give boot/grub to Lenny so that I can remove the other operating system?

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Fedora Installation :: Multi Boot System - Set Up The Boot Loader ?

Mar 18, 2010

I'm trying to install Fedora onto a computer that has Windows XP on the first of two SATA drives. Windows 7 is on the second drive.

I installed Fedora no problems on a 14 gig free space I created on the first drive and told it where and what my other OS's were. Fine so far. I didn't tell it to overwrite the MBR on the XP (first) drive. I took the second option which I "think" put the boot loader on the fedora partition.

All good - till I rebooted and I just saw my Windows 7 loader with my options for XP and Windows 7 but no Fedora.

So, if I overwrite the MBR on the first drive, will that mean I can't access my Windows 7 installation?

How SHOULD I set up the boot loader?

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Ubuntu :: Creating A Multi-boot DVD?

May 25, 2011

I am wondering if it is possible to put multiple distros on one DVD. I am wanting to put Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Fedora 15 on one DVD so that I can pop it into the cd drive and choose to boot from the DVD into any one of them. I know I can just load them on a virtual machine but I will be using different computers and don't want to install it on all the machines.

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Ubuntu :: 10.4 Checks Disks After Every Boot?

May 15, 2010

Ever since my upgrade from 9.10 to 10.4, every time I reboot the system it does a full disk check. /var/log/boot.log tells me that fsck thinks that the file systems contain errors or that it wasn't cleanly unmounted. And yet, it doesn't seem to actually find errors, and a clean reboot starts another check (again with it thinking something is dirty). I dual-boot with Windows, and reboot from there with the same problem.Again, all of this is new with 10.4 and was not happening with 9.10.Is there a way to find out when/how/why the disks are not being unmounted cleanly?

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Ubuntu :: Switch Between Multiple Os's On A Multi-boot Pc?

Apr 19, 2010

i just installed ubuntu last night, with dual boot towards xp and ubuntu 9.1 on my pc. But was wondering if there is a way to switch bettween the two withOUT rebooting.

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Ubuntu :: Best Practices For Multi Purpose Usb Boot

May 15, 2011

I am in the process of creating a USB multi boot with a variety of utilities for working on pc's as well as multiple distributions for testing via live use and for installation. From what I've found YUMI is the tool to use to create this. Is that right or does anyone have a better tool to use? As long as YUMI is the best tool, does anyone have any best practices to pass on? I'm thinking of relating to casper-rw, preventing any fragmentation issues and etc. Anything else to be thinking of as I create this would be very much welcomed. I'm planning to start with a 16GB stick but I'm curious about how much space others are finding they need. I don't know if 16GB is way high or low.Anyway, what all can you pass on to me and others in the forums about planning for and using a multi boot usb.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Configure The Multi Boot

Aug 21, 2011

I want to install Ubuntu 11.04 along my current Windows XP installation and I am trying to figure out the following:

1. How to recognize the relationship between Windows disk drive letters and the Linux disk drive indicators like /dev/sda/

2. How to configure the multi boot?

3. Where to place the Linux swap file?

4. Which Linux filesystem is the best for general use?

The specifics:

Pair of identical Seagate SATA2 80GB drives partitioned in Windows as follows:

When looking through the Ubuntu installation to be configured, I assume that drive 0 is /dev/sda where I have 3 partitions sda1, sda5, sda3. Drive 1 would be /dev/sdb with partitions sdb1, sdb5, sdb3 and I am not sure which corresponds to the Windows drive letters.

I would like to dedicate the empty drive K: for the Linux installation, swap space & data, and use minimal amount of space of drive C: for the dual boot.

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Hardware :: ATI Multi Card Multi Display Xinerama Composite

Jun 24, 2011

I have an ATI Radeon HD 3300 on-board video chipset, and an ATI Radeon HD 4350 PCI card. What I want is to have both displays available from one mouse/keyboard. I want to play media on one and have the other as my main desktop.The problem is that with Xinerama enabled, KDE desktop effects do not work (KDE says XComposite and XDamage are not available, even though I explicitly enabled them as extensions in the xorg.conf file), and performance is quite bad. Without Xinerama enabled, performance is great, desktop effects work great, but there's a lot of trouble with full-screen video, and the KWin window manager does not apply in the second display (although I can run a second instance of KWin on :0.1).

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Ubuntu :: Multi Pointer Instead Of Multi Touch?

Sep 17, 2010

Now that Ubuntu 10.04 has multi-touch capabilities built-in, if I do not have a multi-touch screen or surface device, can I get 2 USB mice and get 2 pointers on the screen? One for the right hand and one for the left hand as I am ambidextrous, and would find it very convenient to have 2 mice.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot With 2 Disks?

Feb 12, 2010

I've installed Windows 7 onto one hard drive, and then installed Ubuntu 9.10 onto a second hard drive. The installations seemed to go fine, and I can boot into Ubuntu from the GRUB menu. However when I try to boot into Windows from the GRUB menu, I get a message saying "error: no such device: 446e94786e946488".

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 - Checking Disks At Boot Time?

Aug 4, 2010

I get the pinkish Ubuntu screen and a message such as "checking disk 1 of 4". I assume that it is doing an fsck. However, the time it takes does not seem to relate to the time it takes if I do a manual fsck (almost instantaneous) or fsck -c (several minutes to half an hour depending on the drive). I also wonder what is counts as a "disk". I have in the system:

sda1 - / 20 GB
sda2 - /home 10 GB
sda3 - swap 4 GB
sda4 - /data 115 GB
sdb1 - /quitelarge 750 GB
sdc1 - /veryhuge 1 TB

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Ubuntu Installation :: Multi Boot (5 OS's) Lost 2 Upon 9.10 Upgrade

Jan 1, 2010

I lost my FC10 and PCLinuxOS 2007. Ubuntu 9.10 64bit is good, as is XP and Vista. What's the repair procedure? My old menu.lst was this:

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Is it just a matter of editing partition numbers, as the old menu.lst?

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