Installing Ubuntu alongside Fedora 8 - issues?

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sun Aug 17 17:04:35 UTC 2008

Chris G wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 11:23:22AM -0500, Victor Padro wrote:
>>    On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 4:02 AM, Chris G <[1]cl at> wrote:
>>      I run Linux as my main home desktop system, for many years it was
>>      Slackware, then for the last couple of years it has been Fedora (7
>>      then 8).
>>      I've been running Ubuntu Server on my 'NAS' system which lives in my
>>      garage and having that has overcome the reasons I didn't move to
>>      Ubuntu on my main system.
>>      So.................
>>      If I want to do a slow migration from Fedora 8 to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS are
>>      there any major issues I should be aware of?  I have masses of disk
>>      space and (for example) when I migrated from F7 to F8 I just did a new
>>      install of F8 which dual booted with F7 and I migrated my
>>      customisations across.  /home is on its own partition.
>>      Can I do the same with Ubuntu?  I.e. can I install Ubuntu on its own
>>      partition and leave F8 intact and then boot one or the other as
>>      required until I'm happy with the new Ubuntu installation?  Will
>>      Ubuntu and Fedora 'co-operate' with how they see Grub, /boot, etc.?
>>    Here's a guide that can help:
>>    [4]
> That tells me all about how Ubuntu differs from other distributions
> once it's installed, but it doesn't address my question at all.
> I want to know if I can dual boot Fedora and Ubuntu and whether there
> are any quirks/gotchas if I try it.
    Geeze, someone who has used Fedora 7 and 8 should know that ANY 
Linux that is started by Grub will work along side any other Linux. Load 
Ubuntu from the Live CD and it will make a Grub that boots both Ubuntu 
and all your other Linux systems.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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