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Setting up grub on a multi-boot system


I currently have Fedora11, OpenSUSE 11.1, and Ubuntu Jaunty all installed on my computer with a partition setup as follows:

/boot - ext3 96megs

swap - 4gigs

data - ext3 - 190gigs


Ubuntu / - ext3 - 15gigs

Ubuntu /home - ext3 - 25gigs

Fedora / - ext4 - 15gigs

Fedora /home - ext4 - 25gigs

OpenSUSE / - ext3 - 15gigs

OpenSUSE /home - ext3 - 25gigs

/boot is currently the Ubuntu bootloader, my question is this - what do I need to add to my /boot/grub/menu.lst so all three distros appear in it?




  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    You will need to first copy the files from the boot directories of each installation into the ubuntu boot directory (which is the boot directory used by your bootloader). I would setup a subfolder within that directory for each OS to keep the similar files seperated. You should be able to use the ubuntu lines from /boot/grub/menu.lst to extract the syntax necessary for each of the distros to tbe added to that file. Once the synatax and necessary files and added they should appear in the boot loader, I am sorry that I cannot help further at this point, but I do not know the kernels, vmlinux and initrd files used by each of your distros.


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