Installing Ubuntu alongside Fedora 8 - issues?
k5di at zianet.com
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 <cl at isbd.net> 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.
>> 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:
> 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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