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Dual boot ubuntu 10.10 and fedora 14

08 Jan

So it’s been a long time since I have added a post but I decided to take time off and add one on this interesting topic.

I already had Ubuntu installed on my toshiba satellite laptop and now I decided to install fedora 14.

Once I installed Fedora it did not detect ubuntu and after a lot of Googling I found that I had to first recover ubuntu grub2 and then do
an update-grub to get the option of installing both.

I booted the system via live usb and installed the grub via the below command into the MBR

grub-install /dev/sda


Reboot

Then I ran ‘update-grub’ and did a reboot again but it did not detect fedora 14 and booted straight into ubuntu.
Again after a lot of googling I realized that since fedora was installed on the extended partition it was not detected.

So Now what? Well the solution was simple but it tool me a long time to find out.
All you need to do is install startup manager

sudo apt-get install startupmanager

run by typing

sudo startupmanager

and thats it it wil create the grub file along with the option to boot fedora

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Posted by on January 8, 2011 in Fedora, Linux, Ubuntu

 

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