Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #1  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:15 PM
Gauvenator Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 50
Triple Boot: openSuSE, WinXP, ***NOW F7*** (formerly FC6)

I currently have openSuSE 10.3 and Windows XP Pro x64 installed in a dual boot. However, I need Fedora Core 6 for a certain application.

Will the Fedora Core 6 installation detect and create GRUB entries for my current OS'es?

I'm planning to resize my Windows partition in openSuSE, then let the FC6 installer use that new unallocated space for the "default layout". Any tips or suggestions are appreciated.

Last edited by Gauvenator; 29th October 2007 at 03:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:25 PM
glennzo Online
Un-Retired Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salem, Mass USA
Age: 57
Posts: 14,698
Might, might not. If it doesn't it's no big deal. We can get you fixed up in no time. Go forth and conquer!
__________________
Glenn
The Bassinator © ®

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite / Intel Core 2 Duo 1.73 GHz / 2GB / 160GB / Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME/943/940GML Integrated Graphics
Desktop: BioStar MCP6PB M2+ / AMD Phenom 9750 Quad Core / 4GB / 1TB SATA / 500GB SATA / EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 1GB
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:27 PM
bob Offline
Administrator (yeah, back again)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colton, NY; Junction of Heaven & Earth (also Routes 56 & 68).
Age: 69
Posts: 22,125
Just to be sure, copy off your SuSE /boot/grub/menu.lst and save it so you can add the entries to Fedora's /boot/grub/grub.conf if necessary.
__________________
Linux & Beer - That TOTALLY Computes!
Registered Linux User #362651


Don't use any of my solutions on working computers or near small children.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:28 PM
Gauvenator Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 50
I'm just concerned because openSuSE 10.3 is a newer linux than FC6.

But should that have any effect on the outcome?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:29 PM
Gauvenator Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by bob
Just to be sure, copy off your SuSE /boot/grub/menu.lst and save it so you can add the entries to Fedora's /boot/grub/grub.conf if necessary.
Good idea....I'll definitely do that
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:31 PM
bob Offline
Administrator (yeah, back again)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colton, NY; Junction of Heaven & Earth (also Routes 56 & 68).
Age: 69
Posts: 22,125
No, that's not part of the issue. Grub's grub, however Fedora, while otherwise an excellent distro, has a pretty bad track record of recognizing other distros. You have the option to make entries during the install (and why would you install Fedora6 when it's being end-of-life'd in January???) or you can add the entries afterwards to make it all work.
__________________
Linux & Beer - That TOTALLY Computes!
Registered Linux User #362651


Don't use any of my solutions on working computers or near small children.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:39 PM
Gauvenator Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 50
OK, can someone walk me through how I would make GRUB entries during the install? Any info you need just post about it and I'll post it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:51 PM
Gauvenator Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 50
Actually, as long as it doesn't bork my WIndows Install, I'll be happy. I hate reinstalling Wind'ohs as it takes forever. I'll be perfectly happy if all I have to do is add an entry for openSuSE in the menu.lst in FC6.

Do you think the FC6 install will ruin my XP install?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:54 PM
bob Offline
Administrator (yeah, back again)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colton, NY; Junction of Heaven & Earth (also Routes 56 & 68).
Age: 69
Posts: 22,125
No, it shouldn't. You have to always back up your critical data because nothing's certain in life and (not likely) but you could always goof! Just know which partition you'll be installing it on and do a custom install, not the default ones or you might overwrite SuSE.
__________________
Linux & Beer - That TOTALLY Computes!
Registered Linux User #362651


Don't use any of my solutions on working computers or near small children.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 26th October 2007, 07:57 PM
Gauvenator Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 50
Thanks for all the quick replies!!

I'll probably do the install later today or tomorrow because I need to back up my data. If you want I'll post back (but I will for sure if there's a problem )
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 30th October 2007, 03:10 AM
Gauvenator Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 50
Just posting back...all is now fine, all os'es are booting (after a little tweaking)

Here's what I had to do to get openSuSE back online.
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...d.php?t=170359

Thanks for everyone's advice!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boot, fc6, opensuse, triple, winxp

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Triple Boot - Triple Drives guns90 Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 3 11th March 2009 06:18 PM
How to dual-boot Fedora Core 8 and WinXP (winxp installed 1st) LinuxNoobie Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 10 7th November 2008 05:31 AM
Dual Boot Fedora 7 and Opensuse 10.2 Smith oo4 Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 1 28th August 2007 01:08 AM
Running FC5/WinXP Dual Boot, need to reformat WinXP but keep FC5 SideshowMel EOL (End Of Life) Versions 18 19th February 2007 05:07 PM
Triple Boot-winxp and suse10 on 1st hdd, fedora core 5 on 2nd hdd likesfedora Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 2 9th July 2006 03:18 PM


Current GMT-time: 06:44 (Tuesday, 02-09-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat