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triple, quatro etc boot and grub

Postby lisLinux » Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:13 am

Hi.
Can anyone tell me what to do with GRUB, when I install more than one LinuxDistro besides a SuSE 9.3 ?
Something went wrong you see, when I installed Debian 3.1 and Fedora Core 4 on a newly added HardDrive that I partitioned. I think I rewrote the GRUB bootloader when I did not need to. So now only Debian 3.1 will boot up, and the other two do not.
Should I edit the GRUBconfig files ? If so; what do I put in ?
Or better yet: were can I read about what to do if I want a multiLinuxBoot machine ?
Thanx in advance !!
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RE: triple, quatro etc boot and grub

Postby towy71 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:41 am

if you had just searched these forums for multiboot you would have found a zillion posts on this subject, grrr!
ok not zillions but a few!
Here is a cautionary tale:1slipperyfish (troll)'s stupidity lol

before you go and have a laugh bookmark this link which will answer your question:
http://home.planet.nl/~elst0093/motub/multboot.html

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RE: triple, quatro etc boot and grub

Postby lisLinux » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:40 am

Thanx. I should have asked before I just started doing it.
Guess I wasn't scared enough. :roll:
Now I will have to go and try to get SuSE up and running (again) to save my data.
And then install Debian and Fedora again to share directories.
No harm done really; I've got enough machines running. Some quite old, but that don't matter .
Luxury :-)

But; interesting reading stuff, this motub link.
So thanx very much !

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RE: triple, quatro etc boot and grub

Postby towy71 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:09 am

On Motub's multiboot page is the following:
This is getting pretty long, so whether I'll cover the CLI method is anybody's guess. (Turned out, "Not." Sorry.cry) But if you're such a CLI jockey, you're not reading this anyway, so....

What we're about to do here:

The deal is that user ownerships/permissions are based on UID (user ID) and GID (group ID). Every user has a numerical UID and is associated with one or more numerical GIDs. Two users might have the same username (theoretically, I don't think you can actually do that), but different UIDs, thus would not be the same user. So you're going to want to know what your UID is, and you're going to want a special GID for a special group.

Why?

Because you (as a user) want to own mounted partitions across various distros, and possibly share them to the network. This means that you will want to mount them to your /home/username directory, because you only own files in that directory, and you can only share files from that directory......


ignore what she goes on to say at your peril, you have been warned ;-)
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Re: RE: triple, quatro etc boot and grub

Postby Marrea » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:00 pm

towy71 wrote:
ignore what she goes on to say at your peril, you have been warned ;-)


towy71

I don't think any of us would ever dare to ignore anything motub says !

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RE: Re: RE: triple, quatro etc boot and grub

Postby lisLinux » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:57 am

towy71;
I wasn't quite THAT far reading yet ..
I'm not natively english speaking, so I have to look up some of the words, see.
(like "at your peril" :D)
But thanx again for pointing it out.
This is gonna need some fiddling.
Maybe I should get some liveCD's instead .. ( :wink: just kidding.)

Marrea; guess I'd better not .

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