Solved

dual booting two Linux distros

Posted on 2006-06-21
3
361 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
my system has windowsXP and Linux enterprise redhat 3.0 . now i wanted to install another Linux distro RHEL AS4.0..(TRIPLE BOOT)
but when i started the installation..the bootloader of RHEL AS version is not recognising the RHEL 3.0 OS..it shows only the WindowsXP and RHEL AS4.0 in the list..

how can i triple boot or have two Linux OSes in a single hard disk.......?
0
Comment
Question by:swapan2005
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
bmquintas earned 100 total points
ID: 17032336
Take a look at my menu.lst (in ubuntu)

You did a small error during instalation:
You "told" RHEL AS4 to write the boot loader in MBR,  and the it overwrited the previous grub (or lilo??) instalation,  so now you should edit /etc/grub.conf and create an entry to add the option to boot from RHEL 3.0

In my case i have 3 hdd(1 ide,2 sata)  the parameter (hd0,0) means first drive, first partition, and so on

title           Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-25-386
root            (hd0,0)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-25-386 root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-25-386
savedefault
boot
title           Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-25-386 (recovery mode)
root            (hd0,0)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-25-386 root=/dev/sda1 ro single
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-25-386
boot
title           Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-23-386
root            (hd0,0)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-23-386
savedefault
title           Ubuntu, memtest86+
root            (hd0,0)
kernel          /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot
### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
 title         Windows Vista
 root          (hd2,0)
 makeactive
 chainloader   +1

title           Ubuntu 6.06 LTS - CA testing
root            (hd1,0)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/sdb1 ro quiet splash
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-23-386
savedefault
boot

title           Slackware 10.2
root            (hd1,1)
makeactive
chainloader   +1
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
nagios monitor 3 54
Check if a filw is immutable for a certain amount of time 6 61
Choosing CentOS 16 79
Run same command on multiple files in Linux 3 28
It’s 2016. Password authentication should be dead — or at least close to dying. But, unfortunately, it has not traversed Quagga stage yet. Using password authentication is like laundering hotel guest linens with a washboard — it’s Passé.
Google Drive is extremely cheap offsite storage, and it's even possible to get extra storage for free for two years.  You can use the free account 15GB, and if you have an Android device..when you install Google Drive for the first time it will give…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now