Gutsy on one partion/Hardy on another

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 29 00:27:59 UTC 2008


On 03/27/2008 09:36 PM, NoOp wrote:
> What is the easiest way to install Hardy on a separate partion?
> 
> Here is the situation:
> 
> A friend has Gutsy installed on sdb1 (swap on sdb5), so he'd created a
> second partition (sdb3, swap on sdb6) and installed Hardy Alpha 6 into
> sdb3. Unfortunately he ended up with a Busybox intramfs on boot. So
> after a couple of days of emails I finally got his grub & fstab back to
> normal (it was pointing to sdb3) by putting grub on sda1 (his Windows
> drive) and pointing root back to his gutsy sdb1:
> 
> sudo grub
> grub> root (hd1,0)
> grub> setup (hd0)
> grub> quit
> Reboot (to hard drive).
> 
> All is well again with Gutsy, but now he'd like to try again; this time
> with Hardy Beta on sdb3. I'm reluctant to have him just go ahead and try
> the install (alternate CD) again without some guidance from the list.
> So, any advise on how to go about this without having to redo grub &
> fstab edits again in case of failure/Busybox?
> 

Bump.

Nobody has 7.10 (or Feisty) on one partition and 8.04 (or Gutsy) on
another on the same drive?

Even pointers to RTFM are appreciated.









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