Gutsy on one partion/Hardy on another

Art Baur chivo at myclearwave.net
Sat Mar 29 15:24:40 UTC 2008


If it aint broke don't fix it.
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From: "steve" <sfreilly at roadrunner.com>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions" 
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Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: Gutsy on one partion/Hardy on another


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> NoOp wrote:
> | 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.
> |
> |
>
> why dont you just run the update manager and upgrade gutsy to hardy?
> ive been using hardy for about a month with no problems whatsoever.
>
>
>
>
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